Baseball is the athletic equivalent of those yellow-beaked “Drinking Birds” in novelty stores. The ones made of glass tubes and bulbs that bob a little farther toward a glass, finally getting its beak wet, and then the whole thing starts all over again. So fun.
“I just like the adversity of the road,” he said. “Home cooking is great, love the home fans for 14 years. But I love playing out on the road more than I love playing at home. It’s just a weird thing.”
“It’s a very cool outfit,” said American player Jack Sock, who took the court with an all-fluorescent yellow kit, socks and all. “Loud audiences and loud matches go along with the loud outfits.”
No punches were thrown, but both Anderson and Rockies manager Walt Weiss were ejected by plate umpire Eric Cooper. Anderson had to be restrained while walking angrily back to the dugout with shouts directed toward Cooper.
Manuel’s victory took on added significance in a sport that still has few people of color, especially in light of the racial divide in the United States. She even mentioned “some of the issues with police brutality.”
“All things considered, what we’ve been through the last four or five days,” manager Walt Weiss said, agreeing to the suggestion of it being the Rockies’ grittiest victory of the season. “It happens again today — 105 degrees out there, and we still fight our way back.”
Sanchez maintained his cool against Chicago’s pressure and kept the opening drive going by completing three third-down passes. Rookie Paxton Lynch went 6 for 7 with 74 yards in his first NFL appearance.
Colorado went 130-92-24 under Roy, who won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 2013-14.