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    April 9, 2010

    Baseball is Back. Now, drink up!

    ​Welcome back baseball! The Colorado Rockies play their home opener today at 2:10 p.m. against the San Diego Padres, followed by games on Saturday and Sunday, and you'll need some good beer to go with your baseball. Here are some of our favorite places to drink up:

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    April 5, 2010

    Colorado Rockies: We fearlessly predict... 98 wins this season

    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 >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Top ten events of the decade, as covered by Westword

    Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.​It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Colorado Rockies' Jim Tracy: Now comes the hard part for the manager of the year

    The Rockies give Jim Tracy a well-deserved hug.​Don't know if the Colorado Rockies had inside information about Jim Tracy being named the National League manager of the year yesterday -- and even if there was no heads-up, execs certainly could have guessed. Who was more deserving of the honor ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Welcome to Roctover, where hope and promise reign but one big question lingers

    A Flickr photo.​The end of baseball season is always a sad day, no matter when or how it ends. It means, among other things, that Saturday-afternoon errands will no longer be buoyed by the baseball on the car radio; that excuses to drink $9 drafts and yell at grown men are limited to Sundays; ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Don't worry, Rockies fans: It was just a Wacky Wednesday

    ​Most commentators discussing the Philadelphia Phillies' 5-1 dismantling of the Colorado Rockies yesterday came to the conclusion that the P-men simply outclass the Rocks on every level -- an easy conclusion to draw if you suffered through the last five innings. But amid the destruction, there ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Five Colorado Rockies we hope the Phillies underrate

    Ryan Spilborghs.​You're the Philadelphia Phillies -- the defending World Series champs, and winner of three consecutive National League East crowns. You've got a lineup filled with stars like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee. The entire sporting press, and much of the public, expects you ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Rocktober derails Union Station gala -- temporarily

    The Denver Public LibraryThe original Mizpah Arch​Everything was in place for one of the biggest social events of the season. Union Station was primed to host "A Night in Old Union Station," a swanky, Victorian-themed gala, on October 15, with tickets set at $40 to $200 to raise money for a re ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Thank goodness this isn't the booking photo of a current Rockies player

    Shawn Chacon poses for the law.​There was a lot of blab a few years back about the Colorado Rockies looking to sign Christian ballplayers. And while that may not thrill assorted atheists, pagans and druids, not to mention Pedro Cerrano, the voodoo-doll worshipping character played by Dennis Ha ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    After botched Colorado Rockies prediction, Rick Reilly pledges to "tongue bathe" Denver capitol building

    Photo by Mark MangerRick Reilly.​Back in April, no one expected the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs -- least of all ESPN columnist Rick Reilly, who declared on KOA radio that he would "tongue bathe the Capitol dome if the Rockies make the playoffs." Yes, Reilly promised to lick the Colo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Wild Rockies and the sounds of Rocktober II

    Delight in the dugout.​Three easy ways to torture a Colorado Rockies fan: 1. Schedule the contest in which the team can clinch a wild-card berth at one in the afternoon. 2. Pile on so much work that he can't even think about following the game. 3. Leave a television with the broadcast on in ... More >>

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    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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    September 17, 2009
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    September 17, 2009

    Rockies ace: Jorge De La Rosa?

    Jorge De La Rosa.​Most Rockies fans see Ubaldo Jiminez as the blossoming star of the squad's pitching staff. But Jiminez got absolutely shelled Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants, making last night's series-ender against the SF crew the sort of must-win no one wanted to call a must ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Rockies in danger of being broomed out of the Bay Area

    Ubaldo Jiminez wasn't wearing this smile last night.​So much for psychology. The Rockies were crushed 9-1 by the San Francisco Giants on Monday to begin an important three-game series -- and I hoped the size and scope of the humiliation, coupled with the return of ace pitcher Ubaldo Jiminez to ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    The Rockies, and the upside of humiliation, Giants-style

    Tim Lincecum.​Our blog previewing yesterday's Colorado Rockies series against the San Francisco Giants was headlined "Rockies Mission: Solve Tim Lincecum." But that mission proved impossible. Lincecum, who'd squelched the Rocks the last time he'd faced them, repeated the feat, turning Colorado ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Rockies mission: Solve Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum, in a screen capture from his last start against the Rockies.​Last Thursday, we talked about the impending trio of games between your Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres, and the importance of the Rocks winning at least two of the three games going into a key series in San F ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Rockies-Padres series looms large

    The Padres' Adrian Gonzalez.​Watching the Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night wasn't as suspenseful as anticipated given the circumstances; the Reds had taken the lead late, only to surrender it to Seth Smith, who singled with the bases loaded in the ninth. After all, the ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Colorado Rockies' mission: Sweep Cincy

    Ian Stewart.​The Colorado Rockies' 4-3 victory against the Cincinnati Reds yesterday, thanks to a timely solo shot by Ian Stewart, means the club has won five of the first six games during its ongoing homestand, thereby taking advantage of their extremely favorable September schedule's first p ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Lucky thongs for the Colorado Rockies

    Cock-a-doodle-do!​I confess: I really wasn't sure why the Colorado Rockies went to the trouble of picking Jason Giambi off the discard pile last month. But now I know -- the lucky thong. The lucky gold thong, that is, which Giambi lets teammates wear to help them break out of a slump -- and h ... 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 >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Update: Colorado Rockies ratings going yard

    Troy Tulowitzki in a shot from the FSN Insider website.​It's happening again. Just as in 2007, when the Colorado Rockies' World Series run coaxed people who would usually rather shave their body with a rotary lawnmower than watch a baseball game to plant themselves in front of their set, viewe ... More >>

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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 >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Proof that the Colorado Rockies have the biggest balls

    "Hulk can't smash balls! Too big!"​ Yesterday's blog headlined "Colorado Rockies Scoring With Big Balls and Small" prompted a note from Alek Komarnitsky, an amateur photographer whose website, Komar.org, features great family shots and plenty more. (Earlier this year, his photos of dogs chasin ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Colorado Rockies scoring with big balls and small

    Tulo.​Local sports yakkers have been hyping the Colorado Rockies' current homestand as the most important in the history of the franchise, which strikes me as an example of enthusiasm trumping short-term memory. Seems to me there were some pretty key series at Coors Field during the run-up to ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 5 edition

    The Breathe boys.​Who's gonna clean up this mess? Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina. • Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux. • Tip sheet: Meet Shel, our new favorite band. • A first look at Pictureplane's new video. • MP3 Freeloader: Joy Subtraction. ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Inside the Rockies: Drawing a crowd, if not yet a paycheck

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    July 2, 2009

    The Rockies-Dodgers series: Moral victory or reality check?

    A Flickr photo"What do you think? Should we take these guys seriously or not?" I argued earlier this week that the Colorado Rockies had a chance to establish themselves as true contenders during this week's three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. "If the Rocks get swept, they'll know ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Denver Blogs: The Ty that binds... maybe

    A Flickr photo. Our daily blog-o-rama. Missing something? Send tips. Grading the Nuggets draft. (Denver Stiffs) Colorado doctors have been arrested for participating in a truly weird and despicable fraud scheme. (5280) Remember old Matt Holiday, the fella you were mourning before the Rockies rip ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Colorado Rockies: The season starts over today

    Back on June 12, I wrote that I wouldn't be able to look at the Colorado Rockies' glass as half full until they reached the .500 mark. To the delight of Rockies' fans everywhere, that happened yesterday, thanks to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. This outcome was doubly important, because it ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Rockies: Don't turn your win streak upside down

    As pointed out in a blog yesterday, the Colorado Rockies need stability more than a franchise-record win streak -- and it's a good thing, since the Rocks were clubbed to death in a 12-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last night, halting them one victory short of a best-ever twelve triumphs in a row. ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Rockies need stability more than streak record

    Photo by Holly Harris With the recent end of the Denver Nuggets' exciting season, plenty of fans in these parts probably figured that they wouldn't have another competitive local pro-sports team to follow until... the Nugs start playing again in the fall. But the Rockies have elbowed their way back ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Is the Colorado Rockies' glass suddenly half full?

    A Flickr photo Casual baseball fans who hear that the Colorado Rockies have suddenly won eight games straight, including ultra-rare road sweeps against the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers, may start thinking about corner-turning, even though the Rocks are currently mired in fourth pla ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Rockies finally get over Clint Hurdle

    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 >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Clint Hurdle: How many times has he not been fired?

    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 >>

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    May 20, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 20 edition

    Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Let us infotain you. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Kevin Devine. • This Just In: blink-182 reuninon tour hits Fiddler's in September. • Undercover and underage at LIFEspot. • Seems like old times: Jason Heller back in Westword and Off the Wall return ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    April 6, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Snow job!

    The pert young anchor turned to the avuncular weathercaster. "So," she said. "What happened to that eight big inches you promised me last night?" The inches have changed over the years -- to ten, to twelve -- as the story takes on all the trappings of an urban legend, but its origins are definitel ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Fearless Colorado Rockies opening-day prediction: 72 wins in 2009

    On opening day, hope is supposed to spring eternal for Colorado Rockies fans -- and that's certainly the case in some quarters. Among the predictions made by readers on an April 4 Inside the Rockies post are a couple that suggest the Rocks could actually win the National League West, and several mor ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Denver Blogs: It's snowing -- so let's talk baseball

    Yet another tour of the local blogosphere. Send those links. If Jason Marquis is the Rockies' third starter, it may be a long season. (Purple Row) Chef conference comes to Denver. Be prepared to overhear copious conversations about molecular gastronomy and worthless busboys. (5280) Denver's Archb ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    How do the Colorado Rockies blow? Let us count the ways...

    Sarcasm drips from the headline on Purple Row, a website devoted to the Colorado Rockies. It reads: "Rockies Find New Ways to Keep the Streak Alive; Now 0-7." Yep, the Rockies are zilch-for-2009. In a different blog, our Purple Row friends advise Rockies fans not to panic yet, and even trot out t ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Sports memories, selling cheap

    Broncos fans distraught over the team's disintegration over the past three weeks are likely taking a break from all things sports today and probably tomorrow. But for those of you who can't get enough pain, Opening Day for the 2009 Colorado Rockies is only 98 days away, and the home opener against ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 12, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, November 12 edition

    Madonna rides on something a lot older than she is. Link up below. Today in Backbeat Online: • Dave Herrera's live review of Madonna at the Pepsi Center. • The skinny on tonight's Madonna cast and crew after-party. • A Q&A with Minor Threat, Fugazi and Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye. ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    Matt Holliday and the Rockies' case of premature ejaculation

    The farewell-to-Matt-Holliday image from the Colorado Rockies' website. Tough to shake the sense that the Colorado Rockies shot their wad too soon when it comes to Matt Holliday, who the team traded to Oakland for pitchers Greg Smith and Huston Street and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Let's take it ... More >>

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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 >>

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