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 >>
Read from the bottom up. Or not at all. 4:44 Two down in the ninth. Before we leave for the bar, let me assure you I am not wearing a Cardinals hat. My hat is not red. It says "SC," which does not have anything to so with St. Louis or baseball. And it says "Broncos" on the side. In summary, Shike ... 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 >>
Three strikes and Colorado's out.
A What's So Funny special report from spring training in Tucson.
In 2003, Westword published its twentieth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Goofy Sports Gizmo (the humidor and hyperbaric chamber introduced by Rockies manager Clint Hurdle to combat Denver’s thin air) to Best Blues Musician (Otis Taylor — finally ... More >>
The first game of the 2007 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and YOUR Colorado Rockies started perfectly: With Fox's Jeanne Zelasko giving Eric Byrnes shit for being a loud-mouthed douchenozzle. Byrnes committed the first broadcasting boner of the evening -- and not the last -- when he said th ... 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 >>
It's easy to like a terrible baseball team, but supporting a winning team is hard work.
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 >>
During the first several years following their April 1993 debut, the Colorado Rockies were the envy of Major League Baseball thanks to the incredible fan support they enjoyed. But less than a decade and a half later, the team has pissed away every last drop of that good will. The squad's May 20 loss ... More >>
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.