Talk about a metaphor for the Rockies' season. In the background of a Bobby Valentine live shot on ESPN last night, sharp-eyed viewers saw third-base coach Rich Dauer get drilled in the face with a cross-diamond throw from Chris Nelson, reportedly breaking his nose in the process. Keep your eye on the lower-right-hand side of the clip below. Sympathies to Dauer -- and the entire Rockies team.
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