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  • News

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Coors Field ranks fifth on PETA's annual list of best ballpark food

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Worst blown calls in baseball history: Armando Galarraga's shoulda-been perfect game joins list

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    The patio at the Icehouse Tavern cools your hot heels

    Lori Midson Ice House Tavern ​ Icehouse Tavern 1801 Wynkoop Street 303-292-3775 www.icehouselodo.com

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Tim Tebow needs a better nickname: How about The Big Tebowski?

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Why did Troy Tulowitzki pick Miley Cyrus for his at-bat song?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Top five food favorites at Coors Field -- and other hits and misses

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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:

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Colorado Rockies v. the Arizona Diamondbacks -- and why everyone needs an Uncle Bobby

    Have you ever had one of those days when, for whatever karmic reason, the forces of nature conspired specifically in your favor? Like life just decided to comp your tab that day? The season-opening series between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks put me in mind of a memorable one for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Denver Blogs: It's never too early to start thinking about baseball

    We're cruising Denver blogs like hookers on Colfax, if hookers could be explored with RSS.  See something worth blogging? Send it here. Aspen Mountain is open, but the town is apparently empty. Perhaps people are just busy having their furs dry-cleaned? (5280's Elevated Voices)The Colorado Spri ... More >>

  • 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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Rollin’ Rockies takes on the Air Force

    The Rollin' Rockies. Sure, Colorado’s Major League Rockies may be mired in mediocrity this year, but this city’s other Rockies team – the Rollin’ Rockies Colorado Wheelchair Softball team – have lately been dominating the diamond. The Rollin’ Rockies, founded in 1996 to provide Colora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2008

    Westfalen Hof

    Good German food? You’re darn Teuton!

  • 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

    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

    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 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Amid an Onslaught of Rockies Puff Pieces, Actual News Breaks

    The Colorado Rockies have been idle for the better part of a week, awaiting the first game of the World Series on October 24 -- and rather than focusing on other matters until action returns to the diamond, local media outlets have churned out loads o' Rockies-oriented, cutesy-poo items capable of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    What You're Missing in the Denver Post Amid Rockies Mania

    The sports departments at local media outlets are working overtime right now in preparation for the Colorado Rockies' first trip to the World Series. Yet journalists with other specialties continue to do good work that's all-too-often obscured by purple haze. Take the Denver Post. The broadsheet's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    No World Series Tickets Through the Rockies Website

    While the Rockies opened up ticket sales to season ticket holders yesterday, the rest of us schmoes had to wait until today. I got no sleep last night; I had visions of watching the Rockies take the new Evil Empire in four games. I woke up early. I coordinated with friends. You take game three, I'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    The Rocky Mountain News Turns Its Mountains Majestic Purple In Honor of the Rockies

    The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News are clearly going to ride the Colorado Rockies' horse until it breaks the tape first or winds up as dog food. Rockies-related matters dominated the covers of both dailies again on October 18, even though the only real development of note involved the team' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    The Media's Bad Case of Rockies Fever

    This morning on the Fan, host Mike Evans beseeched Rockies boosters to knock off the "Hooterville stuff" -- the sort of crazed, over-the-top blather than makes it abundantly clear to folks outside the area that both the team and its fans are in previously unvisited territory. Now if only reps from t ... More >>

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