My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.



UPDATE: EIGHT IN A ROW!! with a dominating 7-3 win over the Padres today, the Rockies sweep the Padres to pull within 1-1/2 games of the Wild Card; coupled with the Nationals victory over Philly, that puts three teams within 1-1/2 games of the playoffs, with the Rockies being the hottest one in the mix. On top of that, they got so under the skin of the Padres in this sweep that Milton Bradley got tossed, got injured . . .by his own manager . . ., and then the manager got tossed in the eighth.

This last week of the season will be a great deal of fun to watch. Six games to go--gotta figure they need to win five to have a chance.

In case you haven't noticed, the Colorado Rockies are on an incredible run.

Yesterday, they won their seventh straight game to pull within two and a half games in the Wild Card race. It was their second straight win over the San Diego Padres, who lead the wild card at the moment, both games in San Diego, including Friday night's 14-inning 2-1 thriller. The previous four wins were over the Los Angeles Dodgers, knocking them all the way out of the playoff chase.

I don't know how this will all play out in the next week or so--it seems like this may be a little too late. But it is a lot of fun to watch a team play meaningful games in the last half of September, and if an athlete ever deserved a good run like this, it woul certainly be Todd Helton.

And, mark my words: at the rate the two teams are going right now, it is entirely possible that either today or next Sunday the Rockies will out-score the Denver Broncos.

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