The Denver Roller Dolls roller derby league expanded this week with the addition of a new local squad, bringing the home team total to five: the Orange Crushers will be joining DRD's Bad Apples, Green Barrettes, Shotgun Betties, and Electrocuties (the 2012 DRD Home Team champions) for the 2013 seaso ... More >>
Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>
Most observers believe that Barack Obama won last night's third and final presidential debate, giving him his second win in a row over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. But much of the post-debate analysis suggested that this victory won't matter much in the cosmic scheme of things. The theory: Romney ... More >>
DJ PREMIER & PETE ROCK @ CERVANTES' | 9/22/12 At the end of their set last night at Cervantes', DJ Premier's Houston Astro's hat was dripping with sweat, while Pete Rock appeared to have barely broken one. Over the course of their set, though, the two matched wits furiously playing through the genr ... More >>
Three Denver blog posts to see you through to Monday. Now that wildfires in Colorado are dying down, those who lost their homes can see how a Fourmile Canyon fire (Labor Day 2010) victim is nearing completion of her new home. After dropping three of four by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies hea ... More >>
When a pitcher gives up a grand slam that left the hitter's bat at 122 miles per hour and broke part of the stadium when it landed, it's a pretty good sign the end is near for that pitcher -- especially when said pitcher is 49 years old. Two starts ago, the Rockies' Jamie Moyer gave up one such bomb ... More >>
The best reason to have Jamie Moyer in the Colorado Rockies clubhouse is that he's a good pitcher with the team's best earned-run average. The second best reason is that it means the Rockies hitters don't have to face him. The subject of this week's cover story, "For 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer, ... More >>
Assuming Jamie Moyer doesn't pitch in a playoff game (not likely) or break his hip while covering first base (somewhat likely), last night will be his signature moment this season. By pitching seven innings and allowing only two unearned runs in the Rockies' 5-3 win over San Diego, he became, at 49 ... More >>
Today, the Colorado Rockies will open their 2012 campaign against the Houston Astros -- and to mark the occasion, Denver City Councilwoman Judy Montero and folks from Denver Public Works painted a "Colorado Rockies Purple Stripe" (plus Rockies logos) on Blake Street between 19th and 22nd. We can ima ... More >>
Yeah, the Colorado Rockies don't have an "elite starting pitcher." They don't have a "guy who has played third base in the majors before." They don't have a "reliable fourth outfielder." You know what the Rockies do have? A bunch of old guys! Also, they have some youngins' they're relying on and two ... More >>
Holy Jesus! The bizarro-but-awesome Big Head Todd and Bill Murray saga just took an interesting turn. Last week, as you might remember, we posted a short item about Big Bad Bill being spotted all over Austin recently at SXSW rocking Big Head Todd T-shirts. The actor and La Cabeza Grande had apparent ... More >>
Update: Rockies manager Jim Tracy got his wish, assuming the five-game suspension Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez received for drilling Troy Tulowitzki on Sunday is enough for him -- and it might not be considering the vitriol he expressed towards his former ace after the game. The onetime ... More >>
Yep, Tim Tebow and the Broncos are in the playoffs, and each day this week, to get you ready for Saturday's showdown with the New England Patriots, we're going to put real fans to the test with brain teasers from the Denver Broncos Trivia Game (the 1985 version, which I just found at a local antique ... More >>
Cuddyer.While other teams like the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are spilling money on free agents like a drunk at the bar who just won the lotto, the Rockies are making un-sexy yet sound acquisitions. The latest and best came Friday when word leaked that the Rockies were cl ... More >>
Street.After your Colorado Rockies traded closer Huston Street to the San Diego Padres yesterday for a player to be named later, General Manager Dan O'Dowd made sure to tell MLB.com that the organization didn't just dump money in the deal, but created opportunities for players inside the orga ... More >>
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Troy Tulowitzki.Examining the Rockies' season is a lot like an autopsy. Something has gone horribly wrong and now it's time to figure out why. At the beginning of the season the Rockies had very legitimate aspirations of winning their first National League West division title, if not more. Th ... More >>
Pomeranz.If you told Rockies fans at the beginning of the year that on September 11, Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton would not be playing and the highlight of the game for a sub-.500 team would be a 6-foot-5 rookie pitcher from Mississippi, they might have punched you in the ... 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 >>
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 >>
McCourt, shown here signing an extremely onerous loan.This week the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy amid accusations of mismanagement by owner Frank McCourt, who evidently learned nothing from his childhood of poverty and hunger in the slums of Limerick. Wait, different Frank McCourt ... More >>
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
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 >>
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.
Given that the only sports more American than baseball are truck-pulls and war, come spring, it's once again time to turn our attention to that most grueling contest of standing around with occasional bursts of activity. These days, actually, there are a lot of sports more in-line with the Am ... More >>
Brandon ShafferCheck out these blog posts from around the Mile High City. ColoradoPols discusses the possibility that state House Minority Leader Sal Pace and Senate President Brandon Shaffer will run for higher office in 2012. Andrew Martin of Purple Row breaks down the upcoming series bet ... More >>
Yogi Berra: the man, the baseball legend and the quote machine. Over the course of his life, Berra -- born Lawrence Peter Berra on this very day in 1925 -- has come up with countless expressions and sayings, golden nuggets in the English vernacular that are still quoted today in movies and ev ... More >>
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 >>
Jay Cutler.Our post yesterday suggesting that Jay Cutler acted like a pussy in the Bears' loss to the Packers on Sunday churned up an emotional debate about whether Sweet Baby Jay is being unfairly pilloried or deserves to be grouped with Steve Bartman among Chicago's greatest sports villains ... 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 >>
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 >>
Lori Midson Colfax Avenue has plenty of places to drink, as we prove with our profile of the Nob Hill Inn. But there's also good food along America's longest main street. Including: Bastien's Restaurant 3501 East Colfax Avenue., 303-322-0363. Bastien's isn't retro; the rest of the world is. ... More >>
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