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Colorado Rockies

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 30, 2008

    The Post and the Rocky ask the same good question

    The September 30 headlines for the Rocky and the Post. Whenever the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News make similar editorial decisions -- like the day last year that both papers ran nearly identical photos of Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba -- readers who don't quite understand the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008
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    September 16, 2008

    Colorado Rockies: Let's revisit the good old days (because this season sucks)

    The Colorado Rockies during spring training -- back when there was hope. As recently as a few weeks ago, Colorado Rockies fans dreaming about another late-season miracle took each loss like a shot to the gut. But when the Colorado Rockies lost 11-5 to the San Diego Padres last night, I can't imagi ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    August 13, 2008

    Colorado Rockies: doomed

    "We're dead? I know -- but keep it to yourself." Colorado Rockies fans who remember last year's crazy eleventh-hour run haven't yet given up hope that the team can fight its way into the playoffs again in 2008, despite its current hideous homestand. But they should -- or at least they need to real ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Permanent (Matt) Holliday

    Before Justin Morneau beat Josh Hamilton in the Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium Monday night -- the commencement of two days of All-Star festivities -- your Colorado Rockies finished were swept by the New York Mets in front of a national audience on ESPN to complete the first half of the season. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2008
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    July 9, 2008

    CC Sabathia Puts the Rockies Back in the Headlines -- By Beating Them

    It's been months since the Colorado Rockies appeared near the top of sports sections anywhere other than in Denver -- and oftentimes not here, either, given the team's season-long woes. That changed on July 9, but not because of anything the Rockies did -- other than losing 7-3 to the Milwaukee Brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Colorado Rockies Apologia Smacks of the Bad Old Days

    How did KOA Morning News host Steffan Tubbs attempt to rationalize the latest ignominious loss by the Colorado Rockies -- the lowly San Diego Padres beat them 15-8 thanks to a seven-run outburst in the ninth -- shortly after 5 a.m. on July 1? By spinning a golden oldie. The good news, he said, was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Could Shawn Chacon Be Heading Back to the Rockies?

    Former Greeley Central High School and Colorado Rockies standout Shawn Chacon is at the center of what the national media has treated as the biggest Major League Baseball story of recent days: an altercation with Ed Wade, general manager of Chacon's current team, the Houston Astros, which ended with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    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 25, 2008

    Colorado Rockies Gagging, Choking, Failing

    After the absolutely astonishing twists of fate that propelled the long-suffering Colorado Rockies into the 2007 World Series, I was filled with optimism that carried over into this season. But as the losses mounted and hints of the old ineptitude kept cropping up, I found myself musing about if and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    John Elway, Swinger

    Not so long ago, plenty of pundits seemed to think that John Elway might be interested in a political career -- but why in the hell would he hurl himself into that meat-grinder when he's capable of earning a nice living by letting people pay him to play around? Witness Big John's participation in th ... More >>

  • Summer Guide

    June 12, 2008
  • Culture

    June 12, 2008
  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Sporting Chance

    Three strikes and Colorado's out.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Epic Rockies Game Handcuffs Dailies

    Nothing emphasizes the benefits of newspaper websites over physical newspapers more than a late sporting event -- and few games are as tardy as the most recent contest between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres. The game started on April 17 but didn't end until almost half past 1 a.m. Mou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    Hope for the Colorado Rockies Springs Eternal

    A What's So Funny special report from spring training in Tucson.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    2007 Best of Denver Winners

    In 2007, when Westword published its twenty-fourth Best Of Awards, things were looking up for the Rockies: Matt Holliday, our winner for "Best Rocky," was a rising star, and he and the rest of the team's young players were -- who knew? -- just months away from an improbable World Series run. Now t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    The 2007 Hall of Shame

    It's one thing to embarrass yourself. It's quite another to take an entire city with you.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners From 1994

    In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners 1992

    In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007
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    November 15, 2007

    Getting Denver Ready for the DNC

    Denver needs to raise a total of $55 million before the DNC hits town next August. And then there are the real challenges...

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    It Takes Balls

    Cranky Steve Horner wont stay in his corner.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    The Onion Peels the Colorado Rockies

    Plenty of words were written in these parts and beyond about the Colorado Rockies' inexplicable stretch-run success and all-too-explicable World Series collapse -- but few publications proved as insightful as The Onion, whose slogan -- "America's Finest News Source" -- seems less satirical with each ... More >>

  • 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.

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Bringing Sexy Back

    Funnys bid to boost the Broncos is one smooth move.

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    No Bull

    Meet Jack Box, Colorado cattle rancher.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    The Rockies: Memories of Bad Public Relations Past

    The media's coverage of the Colorado Rockies' remarkable late-season surge is put under the microscope throughout the November 1 Message column. However, there wasn't enough room in the petri dish to fully discuss the dubious performance of the team's public-relations personnel, as well as past prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 30, 2007

    Top to Rock Bottom 10

    The night after the Colorado Rockies were swept out of the World Series, the late-night comics started hitting the team out of the park. First Stephen Colbert took aim at the Rockies' attempts to copyright "Rocktober," and then David Letterman offered up his Top Ten Colorado Rockies Excuses: 10: "E ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Game One: Yeesh.

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    For Those About to Rockies

    Watching the World Series on TV? Heres some situational music for the occasion.

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Going Postal For Tulo

    Five USPS employees are bleeding purple every hour on the hour for their favorite Rockies player.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    Hillary Clinton Visits Denver, Rockies-Mad Media Barely Notices

    It's October 24, and because the Colorado Rockies are set to make their first-ever World Series appearance this evening, baseball coverage in these parts, which has already reached near-saturation levels, is about to be ratcheted up even further -- and it'll likely remain at a fever pitch for as lon ... More >>

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    October 24, 2007
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