Ah, spring. The beginning of a new baseball season is always so full of hope, so full of life, so full of chances to turn over a new leaf. Perhaps you should start with your beer? If that's the case, here are five ways you can celebrate the season and the Colorado Rockies home opener, which starts t ... More >>
The massive Craft Brewers Conference, an annual industry-only meeting, wrapped up in Washington, D.C. last week, but a beer-themed art exhibit and auction, Amber Waves, sponsored by the Dogfish Head and Victory breweries continues through Friday. And it features a cool sculpture piece by Denver bott ... 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 >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Pomeranz.Drew Pomeranz eats appendectomies and shits perfect innings. And now, the prize of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade is officially a major-league baseball player. Just over two weeks after having an emergency appendectomy, Pomeranz pitched three perfect innings yesterday for the Tulsa Drille ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki.After his career debut at Coors Field, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander told MLB.com that early in the game, "my fastball control wasn't anywhere near where it should be" and described his breaking ball as "okay." Yet his skills were enough to toss a complete game against t ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies were baseball's worst team in May -- and it's got the worst ticket agents in baseball, according to a study conducted by IntelliShop, a company that sends anonymous consumers into businesses to grade employees. Professional shoppers made calls to the Rockies' season ticke ... More >>
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.
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 >>
Franklin Morales.Today's Denver Post quotes relief pitcher Franklin Morales as saying he's "ready" for the Philadelphia Phillies -- and the use of quotes in the headline suggests some appropriate editorializing on the part of the Post sports staff. On Saturday night, Morales was horrendous wh ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.In an August 24 blog, I noted that commentators had been hyping the Colorado Rockies' homestand against the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers as the most important in team history. I questioned that hyperbole at the time, and given that this particular stretch sp ... More >>
Clint Hurdle during happier times. Yesterday afternoon, I was listening to the Klatt and Kreckman Show on Mile High Sports Radio/AM 1510 when the conversation turned to an item just put online by the Denver Post: To wit, Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle hadn't been fired yet. That the Post co ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
They thought they were supporting their club. The Rockies and the City and County of Denver thought otherwise.
This is how the Rockies win the National League pennant. With class. No chest-beating, no trash-talking, no tear-them-down-to-get-us-going stuff. Just baseball. And teamwork. And no small bit of heart. And I know that’s just stuff that writers write about teams who win. Sometimes, it’s ev ... More >>
In the purple haze over the Rockies, one thing is clear: A World Series-class city needs a world-class mascot.
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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AND IT THREW BRAD AND LISA MOORE ONE HELL OF A CURVE.A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN FOR BRAD AND LISA MOORE, OPENING DAY WAS POSTPONED ON ACCOUNT OF PAIN.