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Arizona Diamondbacks

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    April 7, 2014

    Photos: Colorado Rockies fans celebrate Opening Day in LoDo

    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 >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    April 4, 2011

    Colorado Rockies: Finger injuries and snow highlight opening weekend

    Ubaldo Jimenez​On 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 >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Colorado Rockies: Top five storylines heading into the season

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Colorado Rockies opening day will be on a Friday, and on April 1 -- no joke

    Salt River Fields​Major 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 >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Colorado Rockies aren't dead yet in NL West, but even Ubaldo Jimenez is on life support

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Colorado Rockies lose crucial game to San Diego Padres at home -- and it's all my fault

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Proposing on a roller coaster and what we might get for 'Melo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Gambling with Homer: Down a Franklin but still feelin' good

    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 >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Glass still half-full for Colorado Rockies despite getting slammed yesterday

    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 >>

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    August 28, 2009

    The next biggest series of the year for the Colorado Rockies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Today's featured event: The Rockies roll into the second half tonight at Coors Field

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Are the Rockies too pleased by All-Star recognition?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Is it too soon to jump back on the Rockies' bandwagon?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Colorado Rockies v. the Arizona Diamondbacks -- and why everyone needs an Uncle Bobby

    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 >>

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    April 7, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 7 edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The Killers and M83 at Magness Arena

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    The top five players the Colorado Rockies got rid of too soon -- not including Matt Holliday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Colorado Rockies: doomed

    "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 >>

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    July 13, 2008
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    July 7, 2008

    Colorado Rockies' Anemic All-Star Achievement

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Top Ten Ways to Motivate the Colorado Rockies

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2008

    Colorado Rockies Gagging, Choking, Failing

    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 >>

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Going Postal For Tulo

    Five USPS employees are bleeding purple every hour on the hour for their favorite Rockies player.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Ballot Up!

    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 >>

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    October 16, 2007

    My Gift to You, Rockies Fans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    How The Colorado Rockies Became America's Team

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Please Don't Play the Jesus Card, Rockies

    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 >>

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    October 15, 2007

    The Denver Dailies Score a Double With Colorado Rockies Covers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    The Denver Press Club's Gridiron Show Versus the Rockies

    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 >>

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    October 11, 2007

    How To Identify The Arizona Diamondbacks

    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 >>

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    October 8, 2007
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    October 8, 2007

    Oceanaire A Cool Breeze

    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 >>

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    October 2, 2007
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    October 1, 2007

    The Colorado Rockies Don't Lead the League in Sucking Anymore

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2007
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    April 14, 2005

    Rox Time

    The first big home stand beckons.

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Diamond in the Rough

    After a dozen years, your Colorado Rockies still face a rocky road. Play bawl!

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    May 20, 2004

    Past Time

    Baseball's older, by George!

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    October 9, 2003

    Yanks a Lot

    Baseball's fall is all New York.

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003

    Rox Off

    Draining the last drop at Coors Field

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    June 26, 2003
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    March 6, 2003

    Thin Air, Thin Hope

    The secret Rockies formula: Prepare to meet thy doom.

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Heaven Help Us

    A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    A Really Rocky Start

    Helton's anemia and pitchers' schizophrenia aren't the only clouds over Coors Field.

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Owners Get Batty

    The Boys of Summer and Joys of Autumn fade into baseball's Icy Winter of Discontent.

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Backwash

    16 HP rides high with Hoarse, a new collections of live cuts from local performances.

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Yuck!

    The Rockies hit the dog-meat days of summer.

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    May 28, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 28 - June 3, 1998

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    November 13, 1997
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