The Rockies have lost 15 of their last 18. The Rockies are on pace to lose 100 games this season. The Rockies are, according to Denver Post writer Troy Renck, 41 games under .500 since a massive slump at the end of the 2010 season. The Rockies have missed the playoffs 10 times in the past 12 seasons.
And yet …
Despite this gruesome mess growing in downtown Denver, general manager Dan O’Dowd and manager Jim Tracy are not in danger of losing their jobs, according to owner Dick Monfort. And, in turn, Tracy said pitching coach Bob Apodaca and hitting instructor Carney Lansford have no reason to worry about their jobs.
The favored word for the leaders of the Rockies is patience. That’s always the favored word of those who lead losing teams. Tomorrow will be better, these leaders promise, so, please, let’s not get too caught up in today. During recent years spent covering Air Force’s basketball and baseball teams, the word patience is constantly mentioned, even as the losses continue to pile higher and higher.
How much patience do you have left with the powers that be of the Rockies? Should O’Dowd and Tracy be dismissed? Should only O’Dowd be dismissed? Should only Tracy?
Let me know. I’d love to hear your views.
Here’s Troy Renck’s interview with Tracy: