“No, I don’t have any worries. I don’t think anybody in there does,” Harris said as he left team headquarters Wednesday. “We think everything will get sorted out.”
“Jose is still a very talented player,” Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said. “There is a little bit of time to figure out that exactly means in terms of his true exit. We’ll see what happens.”
“We’re in a pretty good place,” manager Walt Weiss said. “I feel like this team is going to get better as the year goes on, which has not been the trend the past few years.”
The Rockies have 10 days to release him or trade him, or Reyes will have to accept a demotion to the minor leagues
“I wouldn’t have missed this opportunity to see him one more time for anything in the world,” said Snapp, sporting Howe’s No. 9 Detroit Vipers jersey from his one-game stint as a 69-year-old forward during the 1997-98 International Hockey League season, his sixth decade of professional hockey.
“We’re all disappointed. We want to win,” guard Shaun Livingston said. “With the stakes being what they are right now, obviously it’s a gut punch. But it’s the finals. It’s not going to be easy. They’re not going to lay down. It doesn’t matter who’s on the court. We’ve got to play.”
“It’s a highly unenviable situation to be in,” Miller said grimly.
“We ask you and the International Olympic Committee to take a humanitarian attitude to the many athletes whose fate is at stake and to take a balanced and wise decision,” the letter said.
“Russia and Slovakia, we are close as nations,” said Slovakia fan Maric Blesko, who is from Bratislava. “I don’t think there will be problems between us. Brits and Russians, they always fight, the Western and the Eastern countries.”