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  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Colorado Rockies all wet? Shmuck of the Week humidor conspiracy theorists think so

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Colorado Rockies lose crucial game to San Diego Padres at home -- and it's all my fault

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Proposing on a roller coaster and what we might get for 'Melo

    Look ma, no hands!​And now for your final blog roundup of the week: Roundball Trading Company gives us its speculations on the all-but-impending Carmelo Anthony trade. Gilbert Arenas, really? Purple Row has a breakdown of the Rockies' weekend series with the "venomless" Arizona Diamondbacks. ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
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    August 17, 2010

    Breastfeeding mom told to "wrap it up" at LoveSac store: Possible nurse-in protest?

    Kristine Lauria, "lactivist."​Not all stores and businesses in Colorado understand the state's breastfeeding laws. But an increasing number of women here do, and they're standing up for their rights. Example: Following negative publicity generated by Sandy Snow being asked to leave a Colorado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    George Steinbrenner almost bought the Colorado Rockies -- the other Colorado Rockies

    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 >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
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    July 1, 2010

    Coors history: the top ten moments

    ​Priviett Moskva! Coors recently began distributing Coors Light in Russia, where the Silver Bullet will take on the former Iron Curtain. But without Rocky Mountain Spring Water: the beer will be brewed in Moscow by Moscow Brewing Company. That's big news, but it barely ranks in the pantheon o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Ubaldo Jimenez fades again -- but gets a win for the Rockies anyhow

    "Thanks, guys."​A Denver blogs three-peat. Purple Row's Bryan Kilpatrick notes that Ubaldo Jimenez was perfect through three innings (just like his last start) before fading (just like his last start) and then being saved by Rockies bats (just like his last start). Square State's Bill Egnor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Breastfeeding mea culpa from Colorado Rockies

    Sandy and Ashlie.​The Rockies may have lost to the Red Sox last night, but they won with Sandy Snow. Earlier this season, Snow had been breastfeeding her daughter, Ashlie, at a game when Coors Field personnel asked her to move out of view, even though only Ashlie's toes were exposed. Snow was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Ubaldo Jimenez has the flu? Breathe on the Red Sox!

    He's feeling good here.​A Denver blogs three-pack. Inside the Rockies' Tracy Ringolsby tweets that super-pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is battling the flu but is still expected to start tonight against the Red Sox. New strategy: infection. 5280's Michael de Yoanna notes that gubernatorial candidate ... More >>

  • 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 27, 2010

    Karle Seydel kept on pitching NoDo for Coors Field

    ​Without the late Karle Seydel, Denver's major-league ballpark wouldn't have landed where Coors Field is today. There were three sites considered -- one on land owned by Phil Anschutz, who had a lot more clout than Seydel, an urban planner who was devoting himself to the area north of LoDo two ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010
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    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 14, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    ​The Colorado Rockies seem full of beans this season -- and so was this chili. Can you guess where I was eating?

  • 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 9, 2010

    Top five spring drinking rituals

    In honor of opening day at Coors Field, herewith a brief homage to the five best spring drinking rituals: ​5. Easter Nothing cures the pain of spending a Sunday with the in-laws like a mimosa or 15. Be sure to balance out the alcohol with enough bagels and chocolate, or you could be known for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
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    April 7, 2010

    The Blue Moon brewers keep busy at the Sandlot at Coors Field

    ​Baseball players go fishing in the off season and umpires have their eyes checked. But what about brewers -- particularly the guys who run the Sandlot at Coors Field, which is only open during baseball season and only on game days? Turns out they just keep making beer and, in particular, bee ... More >>

  • 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
  • Dining

    April 30, 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
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    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

    June 5, 2008

    Chicago

    Windy City hot dogs may not blow, but they're not the best.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    Welcome to the Windy City

    The newspapers? Chicago Tribunes. The tattered phone books? Chicagoland area directories. The game on the radio is the Cubs or the Bears and the tin stars in the display case are all replicas of Chicago police badges. Chicago is really less a restaurant than a small, cramped, cluttered and pla ... More >>

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