Friday was opening day for the Rockies, which meant LoDo was decked out in purple to celebrate baseball's return -- and the Rockies rewarded fans with a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Photographer Scott Lentz captured the jubilation of the Rockies' first home win of 2014 with shots of the r ... More >>
Ubaldo JimenezOn Friday, the Rockies lost a nail-biter and left the game worried about their starting pitcher's thumb cuticle. On Saturday, the Rockies won a nail-biter and left the game worried about their starting pitcher's blister. And while both games against the Arizona Diamondbacks were ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki.The Rockies are the best team in baseball. As of this writing they're a half game ahead of the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. We're not sure what all the talk of grapefruit and cactus is about or why the good players keep leaving after half a game, but ... More >>
Salt River FieldsMajor League pitchers and catchers report to spring training today -- Valentine's Day. Which is appropriate considering how little most of the guys will see their loved ones over the next seven or eight months. But the brand spanking new Spring Training facility for the Colo ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.Want three Denver blog posts? Got 'em for you. Purple Row's Russ Oates has the sad task of recapping the Rockies' second loss to the Diamondbacks in a row. Eeesh. Colorado Pols notes that Ken Buck was MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann's second worst person in the world the ot ... More >>
Miguel Tejada.Who's to blame for the Colorado Rockies snapping their ten-game winning streak with a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres at home last night? The starting pitcher, who gave up a two-run shot to Miguel Tejada before many fans had found their seats? The bullpen, which allowed the Pad ... More >>
Look ma, no hands!And now for your final blog roundup of the week: Roundball Trading Company gives us its speculations on the all-but-impending Carmelo Anthony trade. Gilbert Arenas, really? Purple Row has a breakdown of the Rockies' weekend series with the "venomless" Arizona Diamondbacks. ... More >>
My girlfriend. Ha! I wish!Hello, sports fans. My name is Homer Duggins and I've been a monster Denver devotee for, like, my whole life! When I was a kid, I totally asked my parents to paint my room blue and green for the Denver Zephyrs, and I wore black and gold to school every day for a year ... More >>
Wish I hadn't seen it coming, but I did. In a Friday blog, I wrote that there was a very real prospect of the Colorado Rockies getting swept by the San Francisco Giants following their two consecutive Coors Field losses against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And so it came to pass, with the Rockies falli ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.In an August 24 blog, I noted that commentators had been hyping the Colorado Rockies' homestand against the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers as the most important in team history. I questioned that hyperbole at the time, and given that this particular stretch sp ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies kick off their second-half home opener against the Diamondbacks tonight at Coors Field on a high note, after yesterday's 6-1 win in San Diego, which gave starting pitcher Jason Marquis his league-leading twelfth win. But Jim Tracy and the boys (and you and me) all know that ever ... More >>
Brad Hawpe. Sure, it's great that both Brad Hawpe and Jason Marquis made the All-Star team as representatives of the Colorado Rockies. Moreover, an argument can be made that both Aaron Cook and Huston Street deserved to receive nods as well -- a testament to the improvement the squad's made since i ... More >>
A Flickr photoHouse of horrors? Or home, sweet home? Just when it looked like the Colorado Rockies were well on their way to redefining the word "pitiful," the team has done the seemingly impossible: won five games in a row, including yesterday's 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. But before ... More >>
Have you ever had one of those days when, for whatever karmic reason, the forces of nature conspired specifically in your favor? Like life just decided to comp your tab that day? The season-opening series between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks put me in mind of a memorable one for ... More >>
Eat healthy, live healthy. Today in Cafe Society: • Beer AND donuts at Watson's? Oh, why do you toy with my emotions! • Sip and slip into spring at Tamayo. • Coffee Spot: Aviano Coffee. • V.G. Burgers currently homeless as well as meatless. • Primebar poised for a May opening in the forme ... More >>
The Killers and M83Saturday, January 17, 2009Magness ArenaBetter Than: Not seeing them at all, even though the Magness sucks.Have you seen Denver University's Magness Arena? It's a cement tomb. The pharaohs would love this place. Hell, spent nuclear fuel would find a good home here. I'd rather liste ... More >>
Where will Juan Pierre be listed? Thanks to the Colorado Rockies' decision to send Matt Holliday to the Oakland A's for three players who don't appear to equal the sum of his parts (see "Matt Holliday and the Rockies' Case of Premature Ejaculation" for details), fans will soon have to suffer throu ... More >>
"We're dead? I know -- but keep it to yourself." Colorado Rockies fans who remember last year's crazy eleventh-hour run haven't yet given up hope that the team can fight its way into the playoffs again in 2008, despite its current hideous homestand. But they should -- or at least they need to real ... More >>
When I first heard that the Colorado Rockies landed just two players, Matt Holliday and Aaron Cook, on the 2008 All-Star Team, I guessed that this total had to be an historic low for a team that won the pennant the previous year -- but I was wrong. In 2005, the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astr ... More >>
In this June 25 blog, I expressed frustration after the Colorado Rockies lost two consecutive games to the freakin' Kansas City Royals immediately after taking just one of three games against the New York Mets at home. So imagine how I (and every other Rockies booster) felt after the Royals complete ... More >>
After the absolutely astonishing twists of fate that propelled the long-suffering Colorado Rockies into the 2007 World Series, I was filled with optimism that carried over into this season. But as the losses mounted and hints of the old ineptitude kept cropping up, I found myself musing about if and ... More >>
Five USPS employees are bleeding purple every hour on the hour for their favorite Rockies player.
Timing is everything. Imagine that you're the mayor of a big city with some big, expensive ballot issues coming up -- an alphabet soup of nine proposals that would fund assorted infrastructure repairs around town to the tune of well over $500 million. What day would you want those big, fat mail-i ... More >>
What could be more surprising than the Rockies being in the World Series? Paris Hilton joining a nunnery? O.J. Simpson admitting that he not only killed his wife but also JonBenet Ramsey? Dick Cheney showing up at a session of Congress wearing a turban? Whatever your answer, the Rockies made it -- ... More >>
This is how the Rockies win the National League pennant. With class. No chest-beating, no trash-talking, no tear-them-down-to-get-us-going stuff. Just baseball. And teamwork. And no small bit of heart. And I know that’s just stuff that writers write about teams who win. Sometimes, it’s ev ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies' current run is so beyond the hopes and dreams of even the most optimistic fan that it simultaneously inspires delight at the way events keep turning in the team's favor and fear that the slightest cosmic miscalculation will bring the whole crazy streak to a premature end. After ... More >>
More than half a decade since the business operations of the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post merged as part of a joint-operating agreement, plenty of folks still haven't quite grasped that the papers' editorial departments remain separate and independent -- and covers like the ones found on ... More >>
Months ago, Sunday, October 14, probably seemed like an ideal date for the Gridiron Show, the Denver Press Club's highest-profile shindig of the year. After all, it fell during the Denver Broncos' bye week -- meaning that politicians and media figures of the sort who are annually cajoled into partic ... More >>
We here at Westword sat down with the sports section today and couldn't remember hearing name one from tonight's starting nine for the Arizona Diamondbacks. So we thought we'd put together a guide for you so you can watch the game and know what and who you're talking about. Here's what the D'Backs f ... More >>
Like me, you could just say fuck it and eat the pound of bacon guilt-free, figuring there’s also a chance that you’ll get hit by a bus out in front of the new Oceanaire Seafood Room and, if you do, you’ll at least die with a sated smile of your face and a belly full of bacon steak. Cholestero ... More >>
A May 21 blog seen in this space was headlined "The Colorado Rockies Lead the League -- In Sucking," and at the time, this assertion was inarguably true. The team, which has been down for years, appeared to be bound for subterranean depths even this notoriously mediocre franchise had never visited b ... More >>
The first big home stand beckons.
After a dozen years, your Colorado Rockies still face a rocky road. Play bawl!
Baseball's older, by George!
Baseball's fall is all New York.
Draining the last drop at Coors Field
The secret Rockies formula: Prepare to meet thy doom.
A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.
Helton's anemia and pitchers' schizophrenia aren't the only clouds over Coors Field.
The Boys of Summer and Joys of Autumn fade into baseball's Icy Winter of Discontent.
16 HP rides high with Hoarse, a new collections of live cuts from local performances.
The Rockies hit the dog-meat days of summer.
May 28 - June 3, 1998