And since the trade of Leskanic to the Brewers in 1999 for Jeff Cirillo and another former Brewer/Rockie (who’s name has escaped me) there have many other Rockies players to wear thy precious #16 thinking they can be the next best thing for the Rox only turning out to be another wannabe Rockie Fan favorite/future HOF like Todd Helton (I don’t care what the Nay sayers say, Toddfather IS a HOF like Hawpe IS an NL ALL STAR MVP! heck NL MVP!). Then along comes Street, Huston Street, the latest Rockie to wear thy beloved #16, at first he had a tough time proving to me that he is worthy of wearing #16 but then as the season moved along and he started saving games ‘n throwing the nasty stuff as if he’s the closer’s version of Tim Lincecum –Minus the CY Young award– I’ve begun to like the guy though have yet to meet him in person (I’m hoping to get that chance on Sat for Photo day).
I got the unexpected chance to meet Taylor Buchholz while I was over at the Bike rack at Gate E doing the usual breaks, I gave Troy, the guy who’s always there his 15 min break and then I see this tall, slightly built –yet VERY CUTE– young gentlemen with a mobilized cast on his right arm; I was trying to think of who it was but as he got closer to me I realized it was Bucky (nicknamed by the fans over at the Purple Row). I’m like Holy crow, That’s Taylor! so as he walked up to the bike entrance I said “Get well soon Mr. Buchholz! You’ve got alot of fans online wishing you well!”, his reply: “Thank you so much, that means alot to me and I appreciate that!” then he went to the Chop House.
Sometimes I just wish I could tell the players that there’s unofficial fan pages on Facebook made by fans dedicated to them, but I can’t because I’m afraid that if anyone else knew that info would contact Facebook and have those unofficial fan pages down and terminate the creator’s account as well –because it is against Facebooks TOS to create unofficial fan pages– but still, it’s just not fair to us fans y’know, not every Rockie player OR other Major League player has time to make an Official fan page on Facebook for fans to ‘become a fan’ why can’t Facebook let FANS make the FAN pages for them? Nor why would they [the players] waste their precious time on a computer when they have a family to spend that time with before they make another long trip on the road?
I don’t know? What do you guys think? Should I let the Rockies players know about the unofficial fan pages on Facebook or not?
BTW: I have met Dan and Emily before the game Wed down in the tunnels, I didn’t know who he was at first but he kinda knew me from what the Ranter’s been ‘rant’ing about in his blog, he said I looked familiar then I brought up the picture of me with the 2007 NL trophy (see below) and he goes “Oh, yeah, now I know why you looked familiar.” I told him “Yeah, I’m Rocktober 2007 & my blog is called ‘View from the Rockpile'” it surprised me a bit that someone would kinda recognize me & know me from my mlblog, I haven’t gotten a ton of comments from anybody else on here other then Julia (of Julia’s Rants) & Emily (of I Live for This), Ranter has also commented but only a couple times last year or so — anyways Dan told me that they haven’t posted since Dec of last year because he just doesn’t like this format MLBlogs has going, I agreed. I don’t post much because there’s not much to talk about and plus I really didn’t like the fact that you have to guess on what size the picture your uploading looks in between paragraphs of your blog entry before pressing send, unlike how Ranter & Emily do it, they do it so perfect yet when I try it, it comes out to big ‘n crappy.
So I guess with my lack of posting here ruins any chances I may have had on making the top 10 of MLBlogs Top 100 list. *sigh* Oh well, it ain’t the only thing I won’t be winning, I’m pretty much used to not winning anything or being #5 or #10 on somebody’s list I guess.
anywhoo before I hit the sack I’ll leave ya with 2 pix of what the chick behind Rocktober 2007 looks like.