The Rockies dismissed manager Clint Hurdle and replaced him with bench coach Jim Tracy on Friday. An official announcement will be made later Friday.
The last straw for the Rockies was being swept at home in a three-game series by the Dodgers, with the Rockies being outscored by a combined 31-13. At 18-28, the club is a season-worst 10 games below .500, last in the NL West, and trailing the first-place Dodgers by 14 games.
How soon until we start seeing T-shirts that read DODGERS: THE LAST STRAW?
And a welcome back to the managerial ranks to Jim Tracy. Did he persevere after being fired by the Dodgers? He did.