More Messages: Slugout Over the Dugout
Well, the hoopla ain't over. As dutifully noted by Rocky TV-and-radio columnist Dusty Saunders in his August 3 update, a thirty-minute profile of Ringolsby will air at 9:30 p.m. tonight on Fox Sports Net, another of the journalist's employers.
Of course, it's possible that tonight's doc will be less puffy than the coverage that's preceded it -- but the odds of that happening are similar to the prospect that the Rockies will win every game the rest of the season and become World Series champs. That's too bad, because Ringolsby is actually quite a colorful personality, with a pugnacious side that's never far from the surface. As evidence, check out this Message column from 2000 about a press box punch-up involving Ringolsby and Mike Klis, who was then eyeballing the Rockies for the Denver Post. Klis wound up hammering the back of Ringolsby's head after the latter told him, "Get the fuck out of our area. We've got work to do, and we don't have time to listen to your bullshit." Instead of responding physically, Ringolsby let his words do the pummeling. When asked if Klis inflicted any damage, Ringolsby said, "No welts, no bruises, no anything.. I've had ex-wives who hit harder."
Spoken like a true Hall of Famer. -- Michael Roberts