Troy Tulowitzki Philosopher Prince

In response to Eric Byrnes feeble attempt to explain away the DBacks collapse against the Kid Rox where he stated that the Rockies were simply ‘lucky’, the beneficiaries of the obviously tainted umpiring staff, and had clearly been outplayed by the Diamondbacks superior team, young Mr. Tulowitzki opined “They can outplay us all four games. If we end up winning the series, I’ll be fine with that.”

A Clint Hurdle in the making?

Clint Hurdle: Philosopher King Hurdleism II

The man of the perpetual grin and bubble blower extraordinaire gives us something to chew on this morning in an oft repeated phrase “Respect everything. Be in awe of nothing.” Rumor has it that he has printed and bound this and other statements to be delivered to Snakes such as young Mr. Byrnes who opined “I think we’re a good team, I also don’t think the Rockies have outplayed us, because they haven’t,” Byrnes said Saturday afternoon before the Diamondbacks workout at Coors Field. “Not even close. They’ve had a little luck go their way. Definitely, the ball has bounced in their direction. They’ve been the beneficiary of some calls.” Would those calls be the strikes that the Snakes have watched go by or the high-sticking check into the glass that his teammate tried to lay on Mr. Matsui? That kind of talk just makes you look silly when you’re losing.