Rockies co-owner Dick Monfort sent a terse reply to an angry baseball fan who complained about how bad the team is: “don’t come!”
The fan, who had driven 200 miles to see another embarrassing loss, was no doubt frustrated by some of the reasons for the Rockies forgettable season.
The Dodgers, who are leading the division, have a payroll of about $239 million and an average attendance per game of 46,216
The Colorado Rockies have a payroll of $94 million and an average attendance of 34,491 per game.
How much money did the Rockies save by hiring a manager who had never managed a baseball team before?
How much money did the Rockies save by signing Jamie Moyer (pictured) a 49-year-old pitcher? Not surprisingly, he didn’t work out and was released after pitching poorly.
How much money did the Rockies save by bringing in 41-year-old closing pitcher LaTroy Hawkins?
All co-owner Dick Monfort can offer are excuses and pity.
Winning organizations don’t come up with excuses. They come up with solutions to get things done. There has to be an expectation that the team is going to win each game. With the Rockies, it’s the opposite. They expect to lose as soon as the game starts.