Colorado Rockies’ owner Dick Monfort took to Twitter yesterday to answer fan questions for what should have been an innocuous conversation. Much to our delight—and to the delight of anyone who someday wants a consistently competitive baseball team in Denver—lots of folks aren’t buying what the club has been selling. As one tweeter later said: “Who was the PR guru that thought #AsktheOwner was a good idea?”
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— Brooke (@Brooke_Cale) February 11, 2014
— chrawley (@chrawley) February 11, 2014
— Drunk Dan Odowd (@FireDanOdowdNOW) February 10, 2014
— John Reidy (@JohnReidyDenver) February 11, 2014
Any way we can continue another 20 years of below average play? It makes for great radio fodder. I’ll hang up and listen #AskTheOwner
— James Gomez (@JGoTheFan) February 11, 2014
— Jake Davis (@jake_davis11) February 11, 2014
— Jeff Robinson (@rorygebs) February 11, 2014
— Ben Warwick (@bwarwick6) February 11, 2014
We know you guys love doing the same thing over and over again RT @Rockies Let me know if you want to do this again. Let’s have a great 2014
— Nate Cheney (@NCheney21) February 11, 2014
But perhaps the best (saddest?) tweet came from Monfort himself:
.@sportfantic1 The award for best Minor League system was awarded to the Rockies by Topps.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) February 11, 2014
…As in the baseball card company.
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