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Oblong
10-04-2007, 09:24 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3049388


The widow of Rockies minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6760), who died after getting hit by a line drive this season, will be granted a full share of the team's playoff winnings after a team vote.

She's 32 and pregnant. Very classy move. I will be rooting for them all the way now. That's bonus money for the players but a college education and then some for that child. It will mean infinitely more to her.

Soxzilla
10-04-2007, 09:28 PM
That is indeed really cool.

So as long as they win one series, she'll at least get a little something, right?

ilsox7
10-04-2007, 09:30 PM
That is indeed really cool.

So as long as they win one series, she'll at least get a little something, right?

No, she gets something no matter what.

Soxzilla
10-04-2007, 09:31 PM
No, she gets something no matter what.


Nice.

It's been so long since we've been involved with October baseball, I forgot how that all worked.

....I'm not sure if that should be in teal or not. :(:

ElevenUp
10-05-2007, 08:51 AM
Nice gesture by the team. I'm all about the Rockies now.

Crede_Fan
10-05-2007, 09:00 AM
Very classy move by the Rockies Team.

manders_01
10-05-2007, 10:16 AM
She's 32 and pregnant. Very classy move. I will be rooting for them all the way now. That's bonus money for the players but a college education and then some for that child. It will mean infinitely more to her.

They also have 3 and 5 yr old sons. The boys will be throwing out the first pitch tomorrow night.

PatK
10-05-2007, 11:16 AM
I've been pulling for the Phils all year, but after hearing that, I've had to change my tune.

Uncle_Patrick
10-05-2007, 11:39 AM
I heard Mike & Mike talking about this on the radio this morning. What a classy move by Rockies' players. I hope they take it all this year. Go Rockies!

Risk
10-05-2007, 11:51 AM
Wow. What a terrific move by the Rockies.

Risk

WSox597
10-05-2007, 01:05 PM
That's a good thing, it shows a lot of class.

And the way they're playing, they look like the team of destiny this year. Good for them, we need some new blood in there.

veeter
10-05-2007, 01:13 PM
This is a great move, but I'm curious as to how much money we're talking about. I'd hope some of the extremely high salaried players, not just on Colorado, would hear about this and kick in a few grand on top of the playoff share.

manders_01
10-05-2007, 01:33 PM
This is a great move, but I'm curious as to how much money we're talking about. I'd hope some of the extremely high salaried players, not just on Colorado, would hear about this and kick in a few grand on top of the playoff share.

I thought I heard on the radio yesterday $500,000.

TDog
10-05-2007, 01:56 PM
This is a great story. The Rockies are showing a lot of class.

When I heard in passing on NPR this year about a minor league coach being killed, I didn't notice who it was. Mike Coolbaugh made his major league debut on July 16, 2001, at Miller Park as a pinch-hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers. He singled off off Jon Garland in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. The Brewers announcer talked about what a great guy he was, and the fans liked him. The next day, my 44th birthday, I was at Miller Park to see the Sox beat the Brewers 8-4. With two out in the ninth in his third major league at bat, Coolbaugh homered off of Garland (who in those days was pitching out of the bullpen). He seemed to have a future, but he never faced Garland again. In fact, he only had 91 plate appearances in the majors, and his last major league game was less than a year later.

Obviously, he was one of those people who loved baseball enough to stay around and coach in the minors. Also, he must have been a great guy to be around.

downstairs
10-05-2007, 01:57 PM
Nice story. Still want the Phillies to win.

But, they won't, so just ignore me...

veeter
10-05-2007, 02:01 PM
I thought I heard on the radio yesterday $500,000.If it's $500,000, that's a nice chunk that should go very far for the family.

TDog
10-05-2007, 02:16 PM
If it's $500,000, that's a nice chunk that should go very far for the family.

Shares for the World Series vary from year to year. I don't know what it was in 2006, but when the White Sox won the World Series the previous year, the winner's full share was a record $324,532.72.

captainclutch24
10-05-2007, 02:57 PM
Go Rockies!

Fenway
10-05-2007, 03:00 PM
Wonderful move by the Rockies

Oblong
10-05-2007, 03:54 PM
The Shares depend on the amount of revenue they get to split up and how many shares in total the players decide to give out. They could give out 100 full shares, meaning each one would be 1/100th of the amount. Or they could give out 50 full shares. All up to them.

thomas35forever
10-05-2007, 03:55 PM
Wonderful move by the organization. A World Series win will mean everything to that family.

WhiteSoxJunkie
10-05-2007, 07:12 PM
What a wonderful thing to do. I was rooting for the Phillies, but now that it looks like they are done, my next choice would have to be the Rockies.

Boondock Saint
10-06-2007, 12:54 AM
What a wonderful thing to do. I was rooting for the Phillies, but now that it looks like they are done, my next choice would have to be the Rockies.

That was exactly what I was gonna say.