Friday, December 30, 2005

Spread A Little Joy

Scott and Tara donated their time during the holidays here in town. That's what this time of year is all about. Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!!

Read it here. <--Works now, Thanks Mr. Chris

Friday, December 09, 2005

Mesa Boogie

Ok, ok... it's been a while. But it is the offseason, and it is nice to spend time with Scott and the family without reporting everything that happens.
There is a pretty big update today, though. It appears the veteran reliever, Jose Mesa, has signed a one year contract with the Rox. I've been a fan of Mesa's since his days with the Phillies. Here is the article:

Friday, October 28, 2005

A Day On The Links

Today I got to play golf with Scott and Devey. Devey is a buddy of Scott's from college, and he also has represented Canada in the Olympics. He also put a spankin' on both of us. I think the picture pretty much sums it up. No need to post scores (this time).

Monday, October 17, 2005

Offseason Updates

Over at Dan Lucero's place, he is wrapping up the Rockies' season in 3 parts. Here is what he had to say about Scott:

SCOTT DOHMANN(32 G, 2-1, 6.10 ERA, 31 IP, 33 H, 6 HR, 19 BB, 35 K)
HIGHLIGHT: 8/8, v FLA – 2 IP (W), 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K
LOWLIGHT: 4/9, @ SF – 0.1 IP (L), 3 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K
WHAT I SAID: “Stuff-wise, he’s got enough to pick up a few saves this season.”
WHAT I MEANT: “Stuff-wise, he’s got enough to pick up a few hotel tabs in PCL cities everywhere this season while he gets it together.”

A horrific start in which Scott gave up game-losing home runs on back-to-back days in San Francisco saw him demoted to Colorado Springs for the better part of the season. From late April to early August, Scott toiled, punching out batters left and right while learning how to keep the ball in the park. Once he came back in August, it was as the effective reliever we expected at the start of the year. Dohmann posted a 2.59 ERA in 23 appearances over the last two months of the season and showed the ability to rebound from adversity. Get used to this hard throwing Cajun, because I think he’ll be around awhile.

IN 2006, SCOTT WILL… be an integral part of the Rockies bullpen.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

End of the Season Blues

I hate to see it end.... I love baseball.
However, it has to end so that new changes can take place. Hopefully Scott will have cemented a place in the Rockies organization. I'd like to see him play a full year next year without visiting AAA.
I would also like to see him throw tonight and get below the 6.00 mark for his ERA.

I also look forward to him coming home, will be good to see him. Perhaps I can get a round of golf in with him.

I will keep posting on here throughout the off-season.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

So Close....

Last night, Scott's slider was so fierce that the announcers in Atlanta could not helping laughing at the silly attempts to hit it.
One badly placed fastball got hit into right center, then a little weak grounder to third got misplayed by Garrett Atkins to allow a run.

No biggie. I don't think Scott threw any fastballs under 96. It was quite an outing.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hurricane Rita

Has kept me occupied until now. Sorry about the lack of updates.
Anyways, my parents are coming back today with lots of pictures from their stay in Colorado. Scott has had good outings this week, and will probably throw against Atlanta tonight.

What a cruddy update, huh?

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Scott continues to shine as the season twilights.
Here is a good article from

My parents (Scott's In-Laws) are flying to Colorado today, to watch Scott's rampage first hand.... so everyone be nice to them when they get there!
Hopefully my pop can get some good photos to last us through the off-season, which I will mix in with some goose hunting pictures. I know you guys can't wait for that.

I'm happy to see my parents go up to Colorado and experience the beauty the town has to offer, along with the exciting baseball coming up this week!!

Friday, September 16, 2005


Here's a good little writeup in the RockyMountainNews about Scott's return from AAA.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

TCB, Baby

That's right, Taking Care of Business. Two hitless innings with a walk thrown in to show that he is human.
Scott is on a tear right now.......
I'm out of good photos.. anyone want to email some to me?? Please??!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

3 Up, 3 Down

Scott mowed the DBacks down last night in a perfect inning with 3 K's against 3 hitters.

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Sorry, I have been slacking this week.. I actually had work to do......
In any case, Scott is doing well. I am still waiting for a recent picture of his new beard. I have to see it to believe it.
Don't forget to click on the link to his stats ------>

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


From the site:

"...LIGHTS OUT: Right-handed relief pitcher Scott Dohmann picked up the second win of his career after striking out two in a scoreless 10th inning.
Dohmann has collected both of his wins since he was recalled Aug. 2.
In 13 games during that span, Dohmann has allowed one earned run in 13 2/3 innings. Dohmann was on the Opening Day roster but was sent to Colorado Springs after allowing 14 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Chalk Up A Win

Scott is smoking.
On fire.
He is all of these things.
A great inning today against the Dodgers to get the win! had this mention:

"...In the top of the final inning, Rockies reliever Scott Dohmann (2-1) shook off a leadoff walk and a two-out bloop double by Jose Valentin that put runners at the corners to work Dioner Navarro into a fly ball to center. Dohmann, who has held opponents to one earned run in 13 2/3 innings since being recalled from the Minors on Aug. 8, struck out two..."

By The Way: Scott is sporting a new look? A beard, perhaps? Maybe he saw what was posted here by the Audience Participation and decided on one? I hope it wasn't the one his wife posted!


Scott continues to throw very well. Another great inning against the Dodgers, lowering his ERA to 6.98.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Thanks to Lonnie for writing in to report Scott's ERA for August, a measly 0.77!
Scott threw a scoreless inning yesterday against the Giants, whom he has had some bouts with earlier this year.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Photo Op

Photo courtesy of Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson & Associates

Stormy Weather

Hurricane Katrina seems to play a role in Colorado, with some of the players.. Scott included. This is from Rocky Mountain News:

"....WEATHER CHANNEL: Hurricane Katrina is more than a curiosity to Rockies pitchers Mike DeJean and Scott Dohmann and catcher Danny Ardoin. The three Louisiana natives have family living in the state and they are tracking the path of the hurricane closely.

Dohmann said so far, things look good for the three Rockies. Their families all live far enough west of New Orleans that they are optimistic the brunt of the storm will miss them. Dohmann's family lives in Morgan City, 50 miles south of Baton Rouge, which is 80 miles northwest of New Orleans.

"They have said they might not see rain, just wind," Dohmann said. "It's not mandatory (evacuation)."

DeJean's family lives in Baton Rouge.

"Talked to my parents," he said. "They just left church and were headed to get something to eat. It's not like you are going to tell my dad to do anything."

Ardoin's family is from Ville Platte, La., which is about 95 miles northwest of Baton Rouge

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Vintage Dohmann

,(photo is courtesy of had this article concerning Scott and his recent performances. I love the way the coaching staff is Scott's best friend now that he is doing well. Unlike the way they didn't want to touch him at the beginning of the season when he struggled and they questioned his ability to stay in the major leagues......... pffftt.

"....Learning from experience: Right-handed reliever Scott Dohmann entered Thursday's game with a runner on base and a 5-4 lead and walked the first two batters, Hee-Seop Choi and Jeff Kent, to load the bases. The situation almost certainly would have unraveled in April, when he gave up 14 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and earned a demotion to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
However, Dohmann struck out Olmedo Saenz on a high fastball and Jayson Werth with a quality mix of fastballs and sliders to end the threat and propel himself into a more favorable position as the Rockies plan their future.
Dohmann said he was trying to be "too fine" at first on Thursday night, but simply decided to go after hitters in the strike zone with his fastball and slider. The aggressive approach fits the attitude Dohmann has had since returning from Colorado Springs eight appearances ago (0.93 ERA).
"I think, early on, I may have been thinking too much about the future, how things would turn out by the end of the season," Dohmann said. "It's tough, but now I realize that there's nothing I can do about the last game, nothing I can do about tomorrow. All I can control is one game at a time, one pitch at a time."
Apodaca said if this is a sign that Dohmann learned from his early-season struggles, they were worthwhile. It could also be a springboard to better work when Dohmann inherits runners. Before Thursday, five of eight men who were on base when he entered games had scored.
"Successes, we seem to take them for granted too many times," Apodaca said. "The stigma and the sting of failure seem to stay with us longer. I want him to remember it and why he wasn't competing before. Yesterday was very encouraging.
"This is answering questions for next year. In the next six weeks, people are going to be answering questions so we don't have to ask them in Spring Training, a very misleading time. It's important for us, as a staff and as an organization, to see Scotty under the gun like that, trying to hold a lead....."

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Dan at Up in the Rockies had some good things to say about Scott and the rest of the Rox bullpen. Follow the link to read the whole article....

"...Since coming back from Colorado Springs, Scott Dohmann has regained his 2004 form, transforming from D’OH!-mann to the Dohmannator. In eight appearances, Dohmann has allowed just one earned run and is increasing his role in the pen, racking up two big strikeouts in Thursday night’s game and another big K in Friday nights’ win....."

Friday, August 26, 2005

Daddy Is Getting It Done

Gavin (Scott's son) watches his dad throw a perfect inning against the Cubbies. Last night was a rough start when he walked 2, but he managed to shut down the Dodgers in the bottom of the 6th.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


I'm glad they haven't let Scott pitch in the last week. I mean, he probably needs a rest after they let him sit for so long in AAA ball. Besides, his ERA was coming down too quickly and the last thing the Rockies need is a pitcher getting back on track and not giving up runs..... *End Sarcasm*

What gives? Let my boy throw!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Audience Participation Part 5

This one comes from Rox Girl at Purplerow.
The contacts are a nice touch.

Saturday, August 20, 2005


Another scoreless inning against the Cubbies.... you can see Scott's stats by clicking on the Colorado Rockies under TRACK SCOTT -->

Thursday, August 18, 2005


I'm glad to see someone else noticing Scott's comeback. Roxgirl covers everything about the Rockies', including a quote from Scott. If anyone has any pictures of Scott in action, you can email them to me if you'd like to contribute here. I will give credit where credit is due!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


That's the sound of Scott's ERA deflating. Two perfect innings against the Brew-Crew tonight! No hits, one strikeout.

Well, it's past my bedtime.

Keep it up, Scott!

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Scott threw 2 great innings last night, giving up 2 hits while striking out 2.
No runs.
ERA, come on down!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Audience Partition Part 4

This one comes from Angela, my wife. She likes cats. And Scott.


Oh well, just a bump in the road last night was. Did I sound like Yoda just then?

Anyway, I finally got to watch a Rockies game on tv. The triple hit off of Scott was not a mistake pitch... it was very low and inside. It was just a good hit.
No problem. It happens. Just another day at the office.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Audience Participation Part 3

This entry comes from 'The Gunn' in Lafayette. That moustache is going to take a lot of upkeep..LOL

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Back to Business

Ok, ok... As much fun as it was decorating Scott's face, we need to address the big news. Scott picked up his first win yesterday in the first of two games against Florida. He threw 2 innings, gave up one hit, one intentional walk and even batted for himself and moved a runner from second base to third! How is that for being in AAA ball for the last three months???
Congrats, Scott.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Audience Participation Part 2

Just as I was about to scrap the whole idea, I get this picture from Tara (Scott's wife, my sister):
Complete with bling earrings and nosering. Thanks Tara!

This one comes from The Sneaky Cheetah, up in Virginia. He's a new-found Nats fan:

Audience Participation

In liu of Scott's strong return to the mound, let's liven up his profile a bit. Download his profile pic from here and use photoshop or whatever editing program you have. Then email it to
Add a little flare to it. Some attitude! I'm no artist, but here is my attempt. Mean handlebars!

I'll post what people send in (as long as it is not vulgar or hurtful. This is for fun.)

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Well, Well......

Scott made a triumphant return to the Rockies' mound yesterday. One inning pitched, one cruddy hit, three strikeouts. Slowly deflating that ERA!

Friday, August 05, 2005


As hard as it was to watch Scott sit in AAA ball, now we have to watch him sit in the dugout while the rest of the relief pitchers around him throw. It's kinda late, I'm tired and I want to see my boy throw.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Back in the Show

Ok. Scott made it back in to the Rox bullpen. I know I will be pretty stressed when he hits the mound, but I'm sure Scott will do great.
We're all glued to the tv sets here.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A Fan's Point of View

A fan writes:

".......I am by no means a “baseball expert”, I don’t know how to throw a good curveball nor can I hit the ball out of the ballpark. But I do know a lot about sports, baseball included. On the subject of relief pitchers it is pretty cut and dry. When you bring a pitcher in, you want him to throw strikes, period. Now of course you want him to throw strikes and get people out, but whatever you do, don’t walk people. Any pitcher can tell you that, walks always come back to hurt you. So if you are a pitcher who throws strikes, that is one plus. Now when throwing a strike, what is the difference between an out and a hit? Well it’s quite simple…location and timing. Location is huge, but for what pitcher is it not? Location is always important…keep the ball down. Timing, well if the hitter knows you throwing a fastball, then he has the edge. If you change speeds and mix the pitches up, the pitcher has the edge. Now just because you perform these two tasks doesn’t mean you will get every hitter out. Depending on the talent or luck of the batter; he can miss a bad pitch or even hit a good one out of the park. But let’s just say those wash each other out. Bottom line is: throw strikes, mix your pitches and speeds, and keep the location down. Easier said then done, I understand, but all of those things can come with practice. When any manager puts a reliever in, they want outs, but walks are the last thing they want. Relief pitchers who throw strikes, low walks, and high strikeouts are a hot commodity, just look at 75% of the trades that occurred this MLB season. My reason for this article is Scott Dohmann. At the beginning of the year he was getting hammered and his ERA was crazy. Well after 6 innings pitched he got sent down to Triple A and has not been called up since. All he has done in Triple A is thrown strikes. His strikeout to innings ratio is crazy! Now his ERA isn’t great and he does get hit, but who on the Rockies doesn’t huh? But what sets him apart is he throws strikes and does not walk batters.
He deserves to be in the majors and if the Rockies don’t want to use him, like I said relief pitchers that throw strikes, low walks, and high strikeouts are a hot commodity…for the REST of the league...."

Good points. Thanks to 'the Gunn' for writing in.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Saved, Hallelujah!

Scott picked up his first save of the season, lowering his ERA in the process!

Albuquerque Bottom 9th
Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Bobby Seay, batting 9th.
Mike Colangelo grounds out, shortstop Tomas Delarosa to first baseman Jeff Pickler.
Todd Sears pops out to shortstop Tomas Delarosa.
Larry Barnes grounds out, second baseman Elvis Pena to first baseman Jeff Pickler.

Friday, July 29, 2005


In spite of giving up a home run in his last outing, Scott's ERA remains steady and his strikeouts continue to climb.

I'm still bummed about his 'call up' this week..... I'm sure he's not thrilled either.
Still we keep our heads and hopes up.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

More BS

After posting all over the internet, including the Rockies website that Scott was being called back up, Shealy gets called up to take the injured Helton's spot on the roster.
Nobody has any control of injuries, but the timing on this one just sucks.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Welcome Back, Scotter

Ok. Ok. It's Official. Scott has earned his way backup to the majors.
We're behind him 10000%!

Here's the article from the Rockies' site:

Sunday, July 24, 2005

More Support!

Thanks to Dan over at Most Valuable Network for his support for Scott (mentioned here), and Rox Girl from Purple Row for her support (here).
With injuries and whatnot current in the Rockies bullpen, maybe Scott will get his shot soon. Although I didn't think it would take an injury for him to get his chance.....

From Dan's site:

".....Send down David Cortes, call up Scott Dohmann. Dohmann may get a callup here soon anyway, but he shouldn’t be kept in the minors at the expense of guys like Cortes and Mike DeJean who aren’t going to help us win in 2006. Dohmann’s numbers have been solid at AAA this year. Though his ERA is 4.63, he’s keeping the ball in the ballpark (4 HR allowed in 35 IP) and his K/9 and K/BB (11.57 and 45/13, respectively) have been excellent. Why not give Dohmann some love and have him fill Cortes’s role as the fourth or fifth man out of the pen for now? (side note – big shouts to the Scott Dohmann Fan Site – my world is a better place knowing that this website exists as a tribute to a guy I’ve been rooting for since he got called up last year.)....."

From Rox Girl's site:

"......Unfortunately for Scott Dohmann, and for "Furl the Squirrel" who runs the Scott Dohmann fansite, the Rockies elected to call up Randy Williams from AAA to replace Jason Jennings instead of Scott. I know Furl and myself aren't alone in thinking that Dohmann was more deserving, but we aren't the ones making the call, either......"

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Scott got the win Tuesday night against the Las Vegas 51's. Raise your hand if you think Scott should be called up to the Rockies' bullpen!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Tough Break

Scott had 2 rough outings, including this loss last night:

Sacramento Bottom 12th
Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Ryan Speier.
Bobby Smith pops out to catcher Dan Conway in foul territory.
Shawn Garrett hit by pitch.
Jack Cust strikes out swinging.
Brant Colamarino called out on strikes.

Sacramento Bottom 13th
John Baker strikes out swinging.
Jermaine Clark walks.
Freddie Bynum singles on a line drive to right fielder J. Davis. Jermaine Clark to 3rd.
Mike Rouse singles on a line drive to right fielder J. Davis. Jermaine Clark scores. Freddie Bynum to 2nd.

I would like to remind everyone that Scott's ERA with the Skysox is still better than more than half of the pitchers there. Yet, the Rockies continue to call pitchers back up around Scott. Not to mention his innings pitched to strikout ratio. I'm not saying that Scott can solve the bullpen problems in Colorado, but I would have to say that he has earned his right to go back... just as much as the other guys who got pulled up from the Skysox.

Here is a good article from the Denver Post.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

All Star Break

Since we have a few days off, I have a couple of photos I will post.
Thanks to Alex at for the pictures!

Monday, July 11, 2005


Another great outing!

Salt Lake Top 7th
Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Zach McClellan.
Nick Gorneault pops out to second baseman Elvis Pena.
Luke Allen grounds out, first baseman Ryan Shealy to pitcher Scott Dohmann.
Brian Gordon flies out to right fielder Ryan Spilborghs.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Keep Rolling On

Another great outing for Scott last night.
Yet... no sign from the Rockies to pull him back up.

Salt Lake Top 8th
Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Matt Anderson.
Casey Smith grounds out, shortstop Tomas Delarosa to first baseman Ryan Shealy.
Chris Prieto flies out to center fielder Jeff Salazar.
Brian Specht flies out to center fielder Jeff Salazar.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Flashback Photo

Wednesday, Scott threw another great inning of work:

Sacramento Top 7th

Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Zach McClellan.
Charles Thomas flies out to right fielder Ryan Spilborghs in foul territory.
Andrew Beattie doubles (20) on a fly ball to left fielder Jeff Pickler.
Matt Watson flies out to center fielder Jeff Salazar.
Jack Cust grounds out, pitcher Scott Dohmann to first baseman Ryan Shealy.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Scott had another good outing on Sunday:

Tacoma Bottom 9th

Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Aquilino Lopez.
-Greg Dobbs walks.
-Hunter Brown called out on strikes.
-Aaron Rifkin strikes out swinging.
-With Ramon Santiago batting, Greg Dobbs steals (3) 2nd base.
-Ramon Santiago grounds out to first baseman Ryan Shealy.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

A Day Off

It's good to be able to get away from it all!
Scott used his off time to take his wife Tara and son Gavin to the zoo. With so much going on in his professional life, it's got to be nice to be able to take quality time with his family.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


In yet another great outing, Scott threw a perfect inning against Fresno:
Fresno Top 8th
Pitcher Change: Scott Dohmann replaces Mike Esposito, batting 9th.
Mike Cervenak called out on strikes.
Jed Hansen strikes out swinging.
Angel Chavez reaches on fielding error by shortstop Tomas Delarosa.
Justin Knoedler flies out to center fielder Choo Freeman.

You know who could use that kind of pitching? The Rockies.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Scott Plows Ahead

Last night Scott threw 1.1 innings, giving up one hit while striking out three. His ERA is down to 4.81
Looking at these stats, it's clear that Scott's replacements have been less than stellar.
However, they are still allowed to throw more innings than Scott did. How long do you keep someone in AAA who is throwing better than the relievers in the Majors?
His HR's are down, his walks are down, his K's are up!
Oh yea, his 4.81 is lower than 8 pitchers on the Rockies' staff..... if Scott got sent down because of his statistics and is being held down this long, then pitchers like Kim and Kennedy shouldn't be allowed to touch a baseball. Look at those numbers! For starters??????

Sunday, June 19, 2005

I Just Don't Understand

I've never run a Major League Baseball team. I've never coached one, either. I do, however watch baseball and know the difference between players who are good and players who are just on a hot streak. The key difference is: the good player will, over time, play well. The player on a hot streak will burn out after a period of time. Where am I going with this?
Scott played for the better part of the season last year with the Rockies. His numbers were not record breaking, but he did SET A RECORD for the team on a run of scoreless outings. Was it a hot streak? Perhaps. But that streak didn't define his season. He played steady ball with ups and downs, and the streak just happened to be part of his performance.
Jump forward to this year. Scott has a rough start. After 6 innings of work, he gets sent down to AAA. It happens! I've seen it before.... but the part that gets me is - every pitcher who was in AAA got sent up before Scott. That means that all of the experience from last season is just disregarded. These guys barely threw enough AAA ball to get seasoned, then they get put in the majors. So how can they be considered good players?
If the Rockies were winning games due to these pitchers being brought up, I would have to think that they were deserved their spot on the roster. But lets take a look at their record here. Very impressive! Pppllltttt!
Yea, Scott is family... so I tend to get a bit offended by the lack of respect he gets, but he is also more experienced than most of the guys getting put into the game. Gone after six innings of work? The bullpen was losing games??? I think we need to take a look at the stats for the pitchers here. Not one of the starters (as of today) has a winning record. You can't depend on the bullpen to win games if the starters can't hold the opposing team until at least the 5th inning....

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


This is 1 of 2 fan sites for Scott Dohmann. He is a relief pitcher in the Colorado Rockies organization.
I put these sites up for 2 reasons:
(1)Scott is good at what he does. He deserves a place on the web.
(2)Louisiana needs a new baseball standout.

Oh, Scott is also my brother-in-law..... so, that has a little to do with it also.

I'll try and keep this site updated as often as I can. Feel free to write in, leave suggestions, etc.. as long as there are no vulgarities or flames involved.

Scott Dohmann Fan Site