Goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded her 89th career shutout on Tuesday night as the Team USA outlasted Germany to advance to the finals in the Women’s World Cup.
And the struggling Colorado Rockies have taken notice.
The Rockies are currently 34-43 and sitting in last place in the National League West. They have a league worst 4.90 ERA and have allowed 396 runs to be scored against them and once again it seems that their pitching will be their undoing.
But co-owners Richard (Dick) and Charles (Charlie) Monfort have an idea about how to change their franchise.
“People say that we don’t know much about baseball…or sports in general…but we really do.” said Charlie on Wednesday morning. “We were reading that Hope Solo now has 89 career shutouts and she isn’t even signed with a Major League Baseball team. We feel that she would be an excellent adddition to our team.”
Did it concern him that her shutouts have come in US National Team competition? Or for that matter in the sport of soccer?
“No, not at all.” Charlie responded. “We bring players up from our farm league teams that have never played major league ball all the time. So this would just be just like one of those situations.”
“We haven’t had a shutout since like 2010.” added Dick. “This move just makes so much sense for this franchise.”