Video below.Talk about a metaphor for the Rockies' season. In the background of a Bobby Valentine live shot on ESPN last night, sharp-eyed viewers saw third-base coach Rich Dauer get drilled in the face with a cross-diamond throw from Chris Nelson, reportedly breaking his nose in the process. ... More >>
Tulowitzki.The Rockies should have known it wouldn't be their night when Chris Nelson decided to play "Pin the baseball on the coach's face" with Rich Dauer before the game in a gaffe seen in the background of an ESPN live shot. Then the Rockies' unfortunate play was caught by ESPN cameras -- ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.The Rockies won't know how they made out on the Ubaldo Jimenez trade until next year at the earliest. But based on Jimenez's first two starts with the Cleveland Indians, especially last night's gem, Colorado could be feeling some seller's remorse.
Ubaldo Jimenez.Watching Ubaldo Jimenez in the first half of last season was like nothing Rockies fans have ever experienced. The franchise has never had an elite ace the rest of the league was jealous of, and Jimenez was historically great to start last season. But everything that has happene ... More >>
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 >>
You can take the man out of the brewery, but you can't take the beer away from the man. Governor John Hickenlooper will cement beer as Colorado's state beverage on Monday when he joins Pete Coors and Glenn Knippenberg, present of Coors subsidiary AC Golden Brewing, in toasting Colorado's 135t ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.For the fan base, this Rockies team has to be annoying on almost all fronts. Given pre-season expectations, they are probably the most disappointing team in baseball. Their stars are obnoxiously average and injured. And the only trade of note the team is likely to make before t ... More >>
Jimenez.The current baseball climate is perfect for creating Ubaldo Jimenez trade rumors. He's far and away the best pitcher rumored to be available, he's been injured and ineffective at times this year, and the Rockies are headed toward playoff irrelevancy if their play doesn't change in a h ... More >>
Now that Major League Baseball is back to its regular season, the crescendo of complaints about the Rockies -- and those fans' predictions for the team -- begins in earnest. But enough about what we think. Open thread Friday begins with this poll: Where do you think the Rockies will end up in ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki.Major League Baseball has a very Little League-ish rule mandating that every team must have one participant in the All-Star game. You can always tell which are the bad teams, because their All Star will be batting about .270. Troy Tulowitzki and his .268 batting average were ... 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 >>
FlickrAs Kyle Garratt noted in a post yesterday, the Colorado Rockies stunk up Coors Field on Father's Day. But the 9-1 defeat to the Detroit Tigers wasn't the only disappointment for dads. Prior to the game, Rockies personnel gave out excellent Troy Tulowitzki jerseys, but not to fathers, m ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki.After his career debut at Coors Field, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander told MLB.com that early in the game, "my fastball control wasn't anywhere near where it should be" and described his breaking ball as "okay." Yet his skills were enough to toss a complete game against t ... More >>
Rockies Coca-Cola hat.With the Colorado Rockies mired in a weeks-long slump, there are fewer and fewer reasons to go the ballpark in the heat of the summer. But just because the product on the field is suffering doesn't mean the product at the gates is doing the same. We're talking about prom ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies were baseball's worst team in May -- and it's got the worst ticket agents in baseball, according to a study conducted by IntelliShop, a company that sends anonymous consumers into businesses to grade employees. Professional shoppers made calls to the Rockies' season ticke ... More >>
Carlos Gonzalez.Congratulations to the Colorado Rockies. Last night's excessively exasperating 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers assured the Rockies of baseball's worst record in May. For the month, they sit at 8-20.
Carlos Gonzalez.If the Rockies start hitting like a real Rockies team and play like so many expected them to, last night's win over the Giants will be viewed as a turning point. If the Rockies continue to roll out a lineup full of players hitting in the .200s, the victory will be an aberratio ... More >>
Carlos Gonzalez.Today's rain-out of the Rockies-Mets game means there will be only slightly less power on display than if the teams had played. The Rockies, perennially amongst league leaders in many offensive categories, have gone disturbingly limp at the plate in the early going.
Troy Tulowitzki.The cyber-world birthed these Denver blog posts. Purple Row's Andrew Martin notes that the Rockies' aren't the only team with hitting issues -- but something gotta give. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong on why he's not a Libertarian. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard wonde ... More >>
Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockies came into their three game series against the San Francisco Giants with the best record in the league. And then the defending World Series Champions performed the baseball equivalent of telling the Rocks, "We don't give a shit."
When Tim Lincecum isn't on the mound, the Colorado Rockies are among the very best teams in baseball. But in response to a Kyle Garratt post about the Rockies series against the San Francisco Giants, one reader had a gripe. Not about one of the players, mind you. About the mascot.
Troy Tulowitzki.Just to provide a little perspective on the Rockies having the best record in baseball: Their opponents are a combined 25-36 this year. But they've set a 12-3 mark without any meaningful contribution from ace Ubaldo Jimenez and even less from veteran pitcher Aaron Cook. Fresh ... More >>
Ubaldo JimenezOn Friday, the Rockies lost a nail-biter and left the game worried about their starting pitcher's thumb cuticle. On Saturday, the Rockies won a nail-biter and left the game worried about their starting pitcher's blister. And while both games against the Arizona Diamondbacks were ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Morton's, at 1717 Wynkoop Street, will holding a Colorado Rockies Opening Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will feature bar bites, beer and cocktails starting at just $2. For more info, call 303-825-3353 or go to www.mortons.com. Randolph's, at 1776 Grant Street, wi ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki.The Rockies are the best team in baseball. As of this writing they're a half game ahead of the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. We're not sure what all the talk of grapefruit and cactus is about or why the good players keep leaving after half a game, but ... More >>
Salt River FieldsMajor League pitchers and catchers report to spring training today -- Valentine's Day. Which is appropriate considering how little most of the guys will see their loved ones over the next seven or eight months. But the brand spanking new Spring Training facility for the Colo ... More >>
CarGoBroncos? What Broncos? Colorado Rockies season officially begins today, on the day after the pathetic (yet strangely exciting -- near the end, anyway) Denver Broncos closed out their worst year in history with a 4-12 record, no coach and a huge number of problems.
Four of Colorado's biggest and best-known craft brewers, Avery, Breckenridge, Odell and Oskar Blues, were shut out of last month's Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony, while several other major brewers in the state barely made the cut. In fact, of the 41 medals awarded to Colorado b ... More >>
Hu-mi-dor, noun: 1) A case or enclosure (as for storing cigars) in which the air is kept properly humidified. 2) A catalyst for baseball conspiracy theorists, primarily those in NL West, who can't handle Denver's dry air.
Miguel Tejada.Who's to blame for the Colorado Rockies snapping their ten-game winning streak with a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres at home last night? The starting pitcher, who gave up a two-run shot to Miguel Tejada before many fans had found their seats? The bullpen, which allowed the Pad ... More >>
George Steinbrenner.New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who died today, was among the most colorful characters in all of sports -- so much so that the satire of him perpetrated by the folks at Seinfeld sometimes seemed less loony than the genuine item. But did you know Steinbrenner a ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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"How about 'Underdog'? 'Cause I'm humble and lovable."We've been fishing for blogs about Denver. Here are the catches of the day. In a Mile High Report fan post, isaiahkyler surveys readers about whether Tim Tebow deserves an NFL nickname yet. At this writing, most people think it's too soon ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki = much cooler than me.I had the fortune of attending the Rockies game on Sunday, and couldn't help but notice something that I found odd: When Troy Tulowitzki, the Rockies' studly shortstop, strolled to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, he did it to the poppy sound ... More >>
The Rockies are heading back to town, which means Coors Field is stocking up. In ascending order, here are the five most popular food items at the Denver ballpark (not including beer): 5. Peanuts 4. Nachos Supreme 3. Foot Long Brat 2. Super Dog 1. Rockie Dog The Rockie Dog is so popular ... More >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Denver Public LibraryThe original Mizpah ArchEverything 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>