What happened to Ed?The media coverage of the upcoming ten year anniversary of 9/11 has focused on the terrorist strikes and their aftermath. But what would the big stories in Denver have been if the attacks never happened? Look below at the lost top ten from the day before the tragedy, and ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.If mediocrity was a woman, she would have a restraining order on the current Rockies team. The only thing notable about this team is that Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are both battling nagging injuries. So why not look back on the good times? On the twentieth anniversar ... More >>
Jim Tracy: One big reason for optimism.On April 6 of last year -- opening day for the Colorado Rockies -- I fearlessly predicted that the team would end the 2009 campaign with a meager 72 victories. Early on, I looked like Nostradamus. But on May 29, after a dismal start, the team belatedly ... More >>
John Hickenlooper and Bill Ritter let their hair down (click to enlarge).In today's Denver Post, media writer Joanne Ostrow takes on the September cover of Denver Magazine, in which Channel 31 stars Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal are transformed from anchors to shank-ers. After spotlighting ... More >>
With news that the mothership is landing in the local-sports market , and with sports-blog coalitions like SBNation and Bleacher Report continuing to expand, there are lots of questions about what the future of sports journalism will look like. Inside the Rockies wants to be part of the answer. ... More >>
Aaron Cook. Fears that the Colorado Rockies might turn their win streak upside down after losing for the first time in twelve games to the Tampa Bay Rays on June 16 proved unfounded in a major (league) way. The next day, the team began a stretch of fourteen games in fifteen days, with nine of those ... More >>
Yorvit Torrealba as he appeared on the cover of the October 15, 2007 Rocky Mountain News, during much happier times. The kidnapping and subsequent safe return in Venezuela of Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba's eleven-year-old son and brother-in-law certainly makes matters like the firing of manager ... More >>
As if Clint Hurdle's recent dismissal by the Colorado Rockies wasn't enough to piss off rabid baseball fans, now comes word that PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has bestowed a decidedly unsettling honor on Coors Field -- you know, home of the foot-long Rockie hot dog -- naming ... More >>
Photo by Holly Harris The Bleacher Report piece "Colorado Rockies No. 1 In Denver Columnist's MLB Power Rankings" claims that the local ballers have sat Denver Post scribbler Woody Paige's roster all season, for reasons like these: "This team is showing a lot of determination this season," said Pa ... More >>
See ya. This morning, we published a blog asking the musical question, "Clint Hurdle: How Many Times Has He Not Been Fired?" Don't have to ask that anymore: Believe it or don't, the Rockies pulled the trigger a few hours later. Bench coach Jim Tracy will serve as interim manager -- and it wouldn't ... More >>
Tom Tancredo has been lynched by La Raza. Metaphorically speaking. Our daily cruise through the blogosphere. Float tips this way. Shockingly, La Raza disagrees with Tom Tancredo's description of their organization as the KKK without the hoods. And no, it's not because they actually do have hoods. ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayWhat cute Offspring you have! Hello, we must be going. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks. • Catch the Buzz 3 Mixtape features Spoke-In-Wordz, Playalitical, DJ Chonz. • MP3 Freeloader: Saturday, the Rouge CD release party at Larimer Lounge ... More >>
Clint Hurdle during happier times. Yesterday afternoon, I was listening to the Klatt and Kreckman Show on Mile High Sports Radio/AM 1510 when the conversation turned to an item just put online by the Denver Post: To wit, Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle hadn't been fired yet. That the Post co ... More >>
Todd Helton, bright spot. The upper-righthand corner of today's Denver Post announces, "Helton's Day a Hit -- No. 2,000," echoing an article that topped the main sports section. An exciting accomplishment for Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, sure. But the fine print beneath this headline notes th ... More >>
Ryan! Frazier! Our daily blog roundup. Check it. And send your own blogs to round up. Senate! Candidate! Ryan! Frazier! Loves! Him! Some! Exclamation! Points! (Colorado Pols) Rockies fans take to blogosphere to get manager Clint Hurdle fired. (Hurdling to Rock Bottom via 5280) The state of Color ... More >>
On April 6, opening day for the Colorado Rockies, I predicted that the team would only win 72 games this season -- and based on their performance thus far, they'll have to step it up considerably to reach even that mediocre total. No wonder Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman suggested this weekend th ... More >>
He's got a few more Hurdles to clear... Insert good blogs into this slot. Clint Hurdle has been skipper of the Rockies for seven years. Anyone else got the seven-year itch? (Inside the Rockies) Lots of companies are looking for communications specialists. But with so many journalists losing jobs, ... More >>
One of these shirts is not like the other. Read from the bottom up. Or not at all. 4:15: So I'm sitting here with one of those guys who wears his own team hat to a game even though that team is not playing. What I mean is that Joe is wearing a Cardinals hat even though the game is between the Phi ... More >>
Three strikes and Colorado's out.
A What's So Funny special report from spring training in Tucson.
It's easy to like a terrible baseball team, but supporting a winning team is hard work.
The score may be bleak, but there's still fun to be had at Coors Field.
From the week of May 26, 2005
After a dozen years, your Colorado Rockies still face a rocky road. Play bawl!
The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.
Teaching the Rockies how to rock the Rockies.
Baseball's older, by George!
The cut-rate Rockies are armed and presumed harmless.
August 21, 2003
For the Rockies, August can be the cruelest month.
Sports' Greatest Hits
July 17, 2003
Funny Cide, the people's choice, embodies every railbird's dream.
The Rockies' Humidor and Hyperbaric Chamber
The secret Rockies formula: Prepare to meet thy doom.
Colorado mopes along with baseball's other underachievers.
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