- Hack or hack writer
- An unskilled or inexperienced writer, usually for a newspaper. Examples of
hack writers are Dave Krieger of the News and Mark Kiszla and Mike Klis of the
- The Rocky Mountain News, one of two Denver papers (see Post) published by
one company under the Joint Publishing Agreement (JPA).
- The Denver Post, the other Denver paper (see News).
- Messrs. McMorris, Monfort, Monfort, and sometimes McGregor, the "Brain
Trust" of the Rockies who have guided them from being the most popular team in
the history of baseball, to the middle of the pack on their way down like a
lead (humidified) baseball. Sometimes referred to as the 3M's (with apologies
to Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) by the Hacks at the News and Post. We
include McGregor and call them the 4M's.
- Most Despised Player - The title that has belonged
exclusively to Barry Bonds for the last 20 years.
- Most Despised Team - Title that has been won by the Atlanta
Braves for the last 20 years.
- Most Valuable Player -
- Lame Player
- The player who made the greatest negative contribution during a game.
- Game Player
- Player that made the greatest positive contribution during a game.
- Golden Sombrero
- A batter who strikes out four times in the same game is said to wear the
golden sombrero. Research has not turned up an origination for this saying,
other than it may have something to do with hockey's "hat trick", for 3 goals
in the same game.
- Rule 5 Draft
- 18 year old players can play four seasons for an
organization before they must be protected by being moved to the 40 man Major
League roster. Any player 19 or older when signed, must be protected after
three years. After the free period, if the player is not placed on the 40 man
roster, other teams
Teams selecting players in the first round must pay the former team $50,000
per player. The players must remain on the new club's 25-man roster for the
entire following season or be offered back to their previous organization for