What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whatever bar that Denny's restaurant turned into? Or maybe you could do something really wild, like go out an ... More >>
Westword feature subject Jamie Moyer is baseball's unlikeliest story. At 49, and coming off of major elbow surgery, he's not only become the oldest player ever to win a game, he's also managed to pitch well enough to be considered the Rockies's ace, though that may say just as much about the Rockies ... More >>
Much has been made of the politically incorrect sin of appropriating a culture that is not your own. From the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th Century to the hippies finding sacred Native American beads and headbands to be some pretty groovy threads, Americans have been tripping over the cultura ... More >>
Thanks to all the unfounded trade rumors, Jimenez has no idea what team he actually plays for.Even a reporter for a high school paper will tell you, it's kind of a basic rule of journalism: Get more than one source and don't just print anonymous rumors. It's what separates a news source from ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.We cheered when the Colorado Rockies re-signed Tulo and Cargo to huge deals before the season; we were patient as the two stars struggled... and struggled... and struggled some more; we kept our chins up as manager Jim Tracy reshuffled the lineup more times than Dexter Fowler h ... More >>
You'll find plenty of veggie options inside those doors.Most vegetarians remember the days when attending a ball game meant subsisting on popcorn and peanuts -- not bad as snacks go, but let's be honest: Peanuts are no substitute for a ballpark dog. Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatmen ... More >>
A Flickr photoArmando Galarrago got jobbed.Last night, Detroit's Armando Galarraga got screwed out of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce mistakenly called a runner safe with two outs in the ninth. Had Joyce, who's admitted his error, seen straight, Gallaraga would have joined an extremely ... More >>
The Sports Column is a Steelers bar. So that'll be fun next weekend.The World Series is in full swing, and although the Rockies didn't make it this year, just about every TV in every sports bar in town has been tuned to the match-up between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... More >>
Dana Perino loves herself some Scott McInnis.Local bloggery for your pleasure. Colorado Pols offers up former White House spokeswoman Dana Perino's video endorsement of onetime boss Scott McInnis. Don't they make a cute couple? Russ at Purple Row considers a possible trade of Garret Atkins ... More >>
Ryan Spliborghs.This morning on ESPN Radio, Jason Smith noted that only one walk-off grand slam in Major League Baseball history had taken place in a later inning than Ryan Spilborghs' 14th inning shocker that lifted the Colorado Rockies to an unlikely win over the San Francisco Giants last n ... More >>
John Valentin.Last night, Troy Tulowitzki had one of the best nights ever by a member of the Colorado Rockies, driving in seven runs and hitting for the cycle (thanks to a wild sprint that stretched a double into triple) in an 11-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Along the way, Tulo became jus ... More >>
Wouldn't you have liked to have one of these in 2007? What were you doing one year ago today? I certainly remember what I was up to -- frantically trying to buy tickets online to see the Boston Red Sox play the unlikely and amazing Colorado Rockies in their first-ever World Series. It was, of cou ... More >>
Alex English, Don Baylor and Joe No-Six-Pack. Back in 1987, when the following clip was made, Alex English and Don Baylor didn't share a place in Colorado sports history; while English was an outstanding member of the Denver Nuggets, Baylor was still with the Boston Red Sox, and several years away ... 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 >>
The following are five reasons why Dr. Terry Grossman and Ray Kurzweil – subjects of this week’s cover story -- want to live forever (as taken from Kurzweil’s Wikipedia entry). A little creepy? Well, then read on for Westword’s preview of the WORLD OF TOMORROW and ten of our own reasons for ... More >>
It's a strange day for Rockies fans. Our delegation to the House of Representatives in D.C., upon hearing that the Massachusetts delegation had introduced a resolution honoring the Boston Red Sox, decided they would draft their own touchy-feely, this-land-is-your-land-this-land-is-my-land, version o ... More >>
Back in the saddle again.
The local media wielded a purple crayon during the Rockies' unlikely run, leading to an excess of everything but restraint.
As noted in this blog, TV comics have been ripping the Colorado Rockies ever since the Boston Red Sox snuffed out their late-season winning streak in brutal (and widely televised) fashion. But Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, host of the regularly hilarious Colbert Report, deserves special p ... More >>
So... you thought you could pick up a daily newspaper in Denver and not see a Colorado Rockies story on the cover? Think again. On October 30, two days after the Rockies were bested in the World Series by the Boston Red Sox, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post again published special World S ... More >>
Ah, yes, I remember now: that’s what it feels like to lose. It had been so long since the Rockies had dropped even one game – much less two in a row – I had forgotten the word for that queasy, tingling sensation that surfaces up from the top of the stomach and settles around the midsection of ... More >>
In this space yesterday, I vigorously defended my fellow Red Sox fans’ honor against unfounded snipes by over-eager Rockies fans. The Red Sox are not the evil empire, I argued. Sure, we get a little crazy, a little annoying, but that’s love and it’s beautiful. Don’t hate us because we’re b ... More >>
I’m telling you right now, I’m not going to cry at the end of the World Series. No matter how it turns out. Sure, if the Rockies win I’ll be doing my silly celebration dance (which makes Jonathan Papelbon’s Riverdance look sane), and screaming wildly and jumping up and down on my bed. (I’m ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies have been idle for the better part of a week, awaiting the first game of the World Series on October 24 -- and rather than focusing on other matters until action returns to the diamond, local media outlets have churned out loads o' Rockies-oriented, cutesy-poo items capable of t ... More >>
Here’s my impression of you begging me to write a blog about the Colorado Rockies: Adam, everyone is writing so much about the Rockies we really want to hear your perspective! We remember you championing them in print long ago this season; also, we remember your many tales about supporting this t ... More >>
To all those who’ve been rallying around the Rockies’ mythical performance, I have to hand it to you. Maybe even give you a pat on the head. Nice job. Really. You’re cute. You see, I’m a Red Sox fan. Not even a top-echelon fanatic; a minor devotee in the cult of Yawkey Way. But that still m ... More >>
It's easy to like a terrible baseball team, but supporting a winning team is hard work.
I’m a Boston-born Red Sox fan. Feel my pain. I’m not in pain because of that whole “no World Series championship since 1918” thing. We all know that ended in 2004 during The Greatest Event in the History of the Universe. I’m in pain because I live in Denver, a far, dusty outpost in the g ... More >>
The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot.
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.
Baseball's older, by George!
Baseball's fall is all New York.
A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.