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 >>
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 >>
The Sports Column is a Steelers bar. So that'll be fun next weekend.The World Series is in full swing, and although the Rockies didn't make it this year, just about every TV in every sports bar in town has been tuned to the match-up between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... More >>
A Flickr photoWe feel like dancing, too. Right now, fans of pro sports in Denver have a difficult task -- figuring out how not to spontaneously orgasm at inappropriate times (like during fully clothed meetings with the boss) due to the magical confluence of seasons involving all the big-four ... 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 Colorado Rockies' current run is so beyond the hopes and dreams of even the most optimistic fan that it simultaneously inspires delight at the way events keep turning in the team's favor and fear that the slightest cosmic miscalculation will bring the whole crazy streak to a premature end. After ... More >>
The Broncos' surprise draft pick is straight out of the mechanic's manual.
Baseball's current stumble is part of a jarring pro-sports tumble.
The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.
Baseball's older, by George!
The cut-rate Rockies are armed and presumed harmless.
Why are lawmakers putting up a fight against the Toughman contests?
From the week of October 16, 2003
Baseball's fall is all New York.
A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.
Another major-league strike, and baseball could be out -- for good.
Helton's anemia and pitchers' schizophrenia aren't the only clouds over Coors Field.
The Boys of Summer and Joys of Autumn fade into baseball's Icy Winter of Discontent.
Chump-change baseball teams find a pot of gold in the early season.
Will the newly minted Rockies soar or end up sore-armed again this season?
Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle
Come to think of it, a Subway Series might be a good thing.
Some friendly suggestions for the Denver Art Museum.