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  1. #1
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    Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse....IT does!! smh

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    Rockies Owner: ‘Maybe Denver Doesn’t Deserve A Franchise’
    July 10, 2014 7:42 PM

    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort suggested to an unhappy fan Denver perhaps no longer deserves a baseball franchise and the Rockies should move.

    CBS4 has obtained a series of emails between the long-time season ticket holder and Monfort which occurred between July 5 and July 8. The season ticket holder, who is from Denver but asked not to be identified, sent an email to the Rockies fan feedback line July 5t, writing, “The Monforts have no business owning a baseball team and their missteps in hiring ‘the good old boys’ for front office and management positions is solid evidence of their ineptitude. They have ruined pro baseball in this region while generating millions of dollars in profit.’ ”

    The 57-year-old man told CBS4 he did not necessarily expect a reply from the team. But the next day, July 6 at 6:47 p.m., Monfort personally emailed the fan the following: “By the way you talk maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise, maybe time for it to find a new home. Thanks.”

    The message was sent from Monfort’s iPad and in a phone call with CBS4 Thursday night, Monfort confirmed sending the email.

    “I sort of remember,” said Monfort. “I do remember that. I was rapid firing it.”

    But Monfort now says what he wrote was not what he intended to write.

    “I don’t even have an idea what I meant to say,” said Monfort.

    He went on to explain that, “What I meant to say was maybe we, the owners, don’t deserve a franchise.”

    Monfort was adamant that despite what he wrote, he was not threatening to move the team and did not mean to write, “Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise.”

    “That’s not what I meant,” repeated Monfort.

    However the fan who received the email told CBS4 he believes Monfort’s words were clear the first time.

    “Making a threat to move the team from your iPad is not a constructive move,” said the season ticket holder.

    This marks the second time in a week a controversial email has emerged from Monfort in response to an unhappy fan. A Grand Junction man, Michael Ferguson, emailed the team following a loss July 4 expressing his displeasure with the product on the field, to which Monfort responded, “If product and experience that bad don’t come!.”

    The Rockies owner, chairman and CEO was heavily criticized for that approach to the fan.

    On July 8, Monfort again emailed the season ticket holder and was more conciliatory.

    “I have no defense we have played poorly, this is a time where we all hang in together, we are all part of the team … my goal is to get us playing like I think we should.”

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  2. #2
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    This is starting to get out of hand. But baseball nor anyone else can force the Monfort's to sell. But moving the team isn't going to solve his problems. If he continues to run the franchise into the dirt every other fan base would be just as displeased.

    Other franchises ala Houston and the Cubs are eternally bottom dwellers worse than the Rockies. But you don't see their ownership treating the fans like dirt.

    This is inexcusable but unfortunately not going to stop until Monfort chooses on his own to make a change. Albeit it selling the team or moving it.

  3. #3
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    If they finish in last, with a high school manager, for the third year in a row......he should expect to see many more of these types of e-mails and comments from fans. Not all of us like to party it up in the Rooftop and drink away this teams ineptitude.

    And people like to say bad luck injuries are the reason they annually suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncoholic JS View Post
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/07/1...ZT5q8.facebook

    Rockies Owner: ‘Maybe Denver Doesn’t Deserve A Franchise’
    July 10, 2014 7:42 PM

    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort suggested to an unhappy fan Denver perhaps no longer deserves a baseball franchise and the Rockies should move.

    CBS4 has obtained a series of emails between the long-time season ticket holder and Monfort which occurred between July 5 and July 8. The season ticket holder, who is from Denver but asked not to be identified, sent an email to the Rockies fan feedback line July 5t, writing, “The Monforts have no business owning a baseball team and their missteps in hiring ‘the good old boys’ for front office and management positions is solid evidence of their ineptitude. They have ruined pro baseball in this region while generating millions of dollars in profit.’ ”

    The 57-year-old man told CBS4 he did not necessarily expect a reply from the team. But the next day, July 6 at 6:47 p.m., Monfort personally emailed the fan the following: “By the way you talk maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise, maybe time for it to find a new home. Thanks.”

    The message was sent from Monfort’s iPad and in a phone call with CBS4 Thursday night, Monfort confirmed sending the email.

    “I sort of remember,” said Monfort. “I do remember that. I was rapid firing it.”

    But Monfort now says what he wrote was not what he intended to write.

    “I don’t even have an idea what I meant to say,” said Monfort.

    He went on to explain that, “What I meant to say was maybe we, the owners, don’t deserve a franchise.”

    Monfort was adamant that despite what he wrote, he was not threatening to move the team and did not mean to write, “Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise.”

    “That’s not what I meant,” repeated Monfort.

    However the fan who received the email told CBS4 he believes Monfort’s words were clear the first time.

    “Making a threat to move the team from your iPad is not a constructive move,” said the season ticket holder.

    This marks the second time in a week a controversial email has emerged from Monfort in response to an unhappy fan. A Grand Junction man, Michael Ferguson, emailed the team following a loss July 4 expressing his displeasure with the product on the field, to which Monfort responded, “If product and experience that bad don’t come!.”

    The Rockies owner, chairman and CEO was heavily criticized for that approach to the fan.

    On July 8, Monfort again emailed the season ticket holder and was more conciliatory.

    “I have no defense we have played poorly, this is a time where we all hang in together, we are all part of the team … my goal is to get us playing like I think we should.”
    The only place that the team would be able to move to would be a circus tent. That's the perception that the rest of the baseball world has of this team; a bunch of clowns.......

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    This is hard for me to understand bein' how I'm a Braves fan and all.
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    Why can't we just fire Monfort?

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    I have a feeling if push comes to shove Monfort will move the team to somewhere like Montreal. I think he cares about the baseball aspect of the team, but the $ always comes first and will run parts of the team into the ground to save a buck.

    Heck, he even said he wasn't going to replace Keli McGregor and took most of those responsibilities himself. That is like some restaurant owner firing his chefs because frozen food is cheaper.

    Thank goodness for football.

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