Boston Red Sox

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    March 27, 2014

    How to ruin everyone's night at karaoke

    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 >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Why Jamie Moyer isn't a Baltimore Oriole

    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 >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Five worst American bands playing Irish music

    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 >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Sports journalism: In the gutter and loving it

    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 >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Colorado Rockies are bums -- but if they trade Ubaldo Jimenez, they are shmucks

    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 >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Coors Field ranks fifth on PETA's annual list of best ballpark food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Worst blown calls in baseball history: Armando Galarraga's shoulda-been perfect game joins list

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Where out-of-towners go to root, root, root for their home teams

    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 >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Dana Perino reveals her past with Scott McInnis (get your minds out of the gutter!)

    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 >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    Other lessons in Rockies' astonishing 14-inning victory

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Meet John Valentin, who Troy Tulowitzki joined in the MLB record books last night

    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 >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    October 21, 2008

    No Rockie road for the Rays

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Alex English and Don Baylor try to make designated drivers seem cool

    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 >>

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    August 6, 2008
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    July 21, 2008
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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Westword Gets Back to the Future

    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 >>

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    November 13, 2007

    This Day In Colorado Rockies History

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2007

    Atomic Cowboy

    Back in the saddle again.

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Harold Squared

    The local media wielded a purple crayon during the Rockies' unlikely run, leading to an excess of everything but restraint.

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    October 31, 2007

    Stephen Colbert Thinks the Rockies Struck Out With Rocktober

    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 >>

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    October 30, 2007

    The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Cash in on the Rockies One More Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    The Red Sox Are Right Where We Want 'Em

    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 >>

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    October 25, 2007

    Confessions of a Red Sox fan

    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 >>

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    October 25, 2007

    Don't Cry For Me, Colorado

    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 >>

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    October 24, 2007
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    October 23, 2007

    Amid an Onslaught of Rockies Puff Pieces, Actual News Breaks

    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 >>

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    October 16, 2007

    Visions of the Rockies' Future

    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 >>

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    October 15, 2007

    Babeball Fandom 101

    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 >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    The Rockies Are in the Playoffs, and I'm Not Sure I Can Take It

    It's easy to like a terrible baseball team, but supporting a winning team is hard work.

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    May 9, 2007

    Lost Red Sox

    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 >>

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    December 20, 2006
  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    For Love of the Game

    The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot.

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    October 28, 2004

    Ice Follies

    Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.

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    October 14, 2004

    Somewhere, People Cheer

    The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.

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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.

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    October 3, 2002

    Heaven Help Us

    A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.

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    July 22, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
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    October 8, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    April 17, 1997
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    May 9, 1996
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    January 4, 1995
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    November 9, 1994
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    September 21, 1994
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