Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fe ... More >>
A search for a man feared drowned in Bartlett Lake, not far from Phoenix, was covered by local news stations, but didn't immediately hit the national radar. At least not until his identity was revealed. The victim was Frank Castillo, a Major League Baseball pitcher for a number of teams, including ... More >>
Denver Beer Co co-owner Charlie Berger loves baseball and he's come up with the perfect beer -- and beer name -- to celebrate the Colorado Rockies. The brewery will tap Walt Weiss (pronounced with a "v," German-style) at 10 a.m. on April 5, which is the team's home opener against the San Diego Padr ... More >>
The first time John Oliver agreed to do an interview with Westword, Michael Roberts noted the utter futility of pointing out when either party -- but mostly the "humble scribe" -- laughed due to the ubiquitous chortles throughout. Five years later, Humble Scribe No. 2 (aka, yours truly), could have ... More >>
The Denver Beer Co, which just celebrated its first birthday last month, plans to spill over into a separate, 1,700-square-foot space next door that will be called the Barrel Room at Denver Beer Co. The addition, scheduled for completion in December, will allow the brewery to expand its production c ... 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 >>
Hurry to Denver Beer Co. if you want to get a taste of Clown Question, Bro, a Canadian lager-style beer that DBC brewed after the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper called a query regarding his favorite beer "a clown question." But the rookie phenom took the homage in stride, and even called Denver ... More >>
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper's infamous response to a question about his favorite beer has inspired numerous jokes and parodies over the past few weeks, not to mention his very own Denver beer, Clown Question, a Canadian lager-style beer brewed by Denver Beer Co. The name is based on the (tong ... More >>
Among other talents, porn star Tori Black is known for, well, blowing, as evidenced by her win in the Best Oral Sex Scene category at the 2011 AVN Awards. As such, she'd fit in perfectly on the Colorado Rockies pitching staff, which is also expert at blowing...leads, as happened again in an agonizin ... More >>
Nineteen-year-old Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper didn't take kindly to a question from a Toronto sports reporter about what kind of beer he planned to drink to celebrate a monstrous home run yesterday during a game between the Nationals and the Blue Jays. After all, the slugger is underage i ... 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 >>
Photo: John Ruger/USA CyclingHeather Irmiger, this time with clothes on, winning gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.We recently noticed an uptick in traffic to our December 2010 post about the 2011 Cyclepassion calendar, featuring Boulder's Heather Irmiger wearing considerably less than she' ... 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 >>
Thanks to all the unfounded trade rumors, Jimenez has no idea what team he actually plays for.Even a reporter for a high school paper will tell you, it's kind of a basic rule of journalism: Get more than one source and don't just print anonymous rumors. It's what separates a news source from ... 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
Elyse Porterfield.We've cornered three Denver blog posts. They're not going anywhere -- until you click on them. 5280's Michael de Yoanna links us to TheChive.com, whose Internet hoax about a woman using a white board to unmask her sexist boss has made a cyber-celeb of Glenwood Springs' Elys ... 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 >>
Bill Ritter celebrates not going to the hospital.We bring you three blogs about Denver things. Click on them for proof. At 5280, Michael de Yoanna describes Bill Ritter's first major bicycle ride since his rib-fracturing accident in March as "no sweat." And no trip to the emergency room, eit ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe thought of figuring out who's more stressed out than we are is stressing us out!It's been a month to the day since the Daily Beast declared Denver to be the fifth-smartest city in the United States -- and apparently the folks at the American Psychological Association think o ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
I was too hungry to take a picture. Denver Ted’s 1308 Pearl Street 303-830-9089 Regular cheesesteak: steak, American cheese, onions, bread $6 for a nine-inch sandwich It’s not fair to expound on the merits of a sandwich I've eaten after letting myself become so ravenously hungry that I can ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Despite my repeated pleas, a people's poll and the work of the good folks at nodinger.org, Dinger, the Colorado Rockies' insipid dinosaur mascot, somehow survived the last season, and is once again ready to bare his belly at Coors Field. The Washington Nationals have the right idea – they’re k ... 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 >>
The gangs all beer and the bathrooms full.
The Colorado Rockies are the Clint Eastwood of the MLB playoffs: The team with no names. Sure, most fans and analysts are at least somewhat familiar with first baseman Todd Helton and left fielder (should-be) NL MVP Matt Holliday. But as Tony Kornheiser and countless other commentators have griped, ... More >>
Rockies playoff baseball – Catch the fever! At 1pm on a Thursday. Leave it to the MLB to schedule the Rockies first playoff series in 12 years (which, shockingly, is two years fewer than the last time the Phillies hosted a post-season game) smack-dab in between daytime TV paragons The People’s C ... More >>
Most close games in sports are reported as one of two mutually exclusive options: Either this team won it or that team lost it. It was surprising, then, that ESPN’s Tuesday afternoon coverage of the greatest baseball game ever played in the mountain time-zone turned into a treatise on instant repl ... More >>
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