In February, shortly before the Colorado Rockies' season got underway, first baseman Todd Helton was busted for drunk driving. Helton wound up retiring at the end of the mediocre campaign, and now, Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort has been taken into custody on suspicion of the same crime. Monfort ... More >>
Denver blog posts can get weird sometimes. Big Media's Jason Salzman writes about charges that the head of the Colorado GOP has assembled a list of the six people most dangerous to the state Republican Party -- including Matt Arnold, seen here. The Colorado Independent bids farewell to Todd Helton ... More >>
This months roundup of memorable mug shots is an extremely eclectic collection. Those represented include nationally known accused criminals, a celebrity, a collegiate athlete, a law enforcer accused of having gone awry, a man who many hoped would be dead within months, and a slew of others unknown ... More >>
The mug shot of Colorado Rockies all-star Todd Helton taken after his arrest for DUI in February spoke volumes about the most humiliating moment of his career -- an incident detailed in an arrest report on view below in its entirety. Now, however, with the Rockies' season underway and going better ... More >>
Pitchers and catchers reported this week. You know what that means, right? Yeah, probably nothing. We're not going to get our hopes up here. I mean, aside from our new skipper, Walt Weiss, a beloved former Rockies shortstop, there's really no reason to believe this season will be any less agonizing ... More >>
The mug shot of Colorado Rockies all-star Todd Helton taken after his arrest for DUI speaks volumes about the most embarrassing incident of his career. But the police affidavit about the bust adds lots of wacky detail, about everything from chewing tobacco to the chalices from which Helton prefers t ... More >>
Almost as shocking as the DUI arrest of Todd Helton, mainstay of the Colorado Rockies, was how blotto he looked in the mug shot he earned with his bust. But how does it stack up to the most memorable athletes' mug shots of all time? Find out by eyeballing our top twenty collection, featuring a whopp ... More >>
Todd Helton has been a mainstay for the Colorado Rockies for a long, long time, holding steady while other teammates screwed up on the diamond and off. Which means it's about time for him to have a gaffe of his own. Like, for instance, a DUI arrest this morning, which generated an ultra-embarrassin ... More >>
Denver blog posts have the music in them. Purple Row's Andrew T. Fisher mulls the possible benching of Todd Helton, an all-time Rockies great who's currently slumping in a very big way. Big Media's Jason Salzman on Obama, Romney, Hispanic voters and the Associated Press. Colorado Pols: If Joe Co ... 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 >>
Baseball season officially starts today (in Tokyo), and artist Kyle Banister couldn't be more excited. He'll be performing a live sidewalk chalk-art exhibition at the corner of Blake and 21st streets during the Rockies home opener on April 9, he's the resident artist for Root Sports this season, and ... More >>
High-five for gayness!This week we told you about Andy Szekeres, a partner in the political consulting and fundraising firm 3PG, who is indirectly urging the Denver Broncos football organization to make an "It Gets Better" video, much like everyone from the President Obama to Ke$ha to the New ... 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 >>
Troy Tulowitzki.A drum roll, please, for these Denver blog posts. Inside the Rockies predicts only one member of the team will make this year's all-star team -- and even though Todd Helton deserves it, he plays a very competitive position. So who'll make the grade? BigMedia.org's Jason Salz ... More >>
Friday is opening day at Coors Field, and that means the return of Colorado's most unusual brewery, the Blue Moon Brewing Company @ the Sandlot. Open only during Colorado Rockies home games and only during baseball season, the Sandlot is celebrating its sixteenth year of serving baseball-the ... More >>
The NHL has commissioned Spiderman creator and general comic book legend Stan Lee to create a superhero squad based on every team in the league. They've been rolling them out for a while now, and the Avs got their hero over the weekend. He's there on the right. His powers include freezing th ... More >>
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 >>
A baseball card collection that feature's Colorado's boys of summer dresses sporting the fashions of Denver designers. Here super-slugger Todd Helton sprints to first base in an all-star party dress by Adam Van Eeckhout ...
Watching the Nuggets third-round-opening loss to the Lakers on Tuesday, I heard a plug for the NBA's team shop, and immediately wondered what the local designers at DeRailed Ink had come up with for Denver's run. As usual, they didn't disappoint, coming through with the "J.R. Swish" design at rig ... More >>
Todd Helton, bright spot. The upper-righthand corner of today's Denver Post announces, "Helton's Day a Hit -- No. 2,000," echoing an article that topped the main sports section. An exciting accomplishment for Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, sure. But the fine print beneath this headline notes th ... More >>
Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Let us infotain you. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Kevin Devine. • This Just In: blink-182 reuninon tour hits Fiddler's in September. • Undercover and underage at LIFEspot. • Seems like old times: Jason Heller back in Westword and Off the Wall return ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
A What's So Funny special report from spring training in Tucson.
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 >>
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 >>
The score may be bleak, but there's still fun to be had at Coors Field.
After a dozen years, your Colorado Rockies still face a rocky road. Play bawl!
The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.
The cut-rate Rockies are armed and presumed harmless.
The Rockies' Humidor and Hyperbaric Chamber
Colorado mopes along with baseball's other underachievers.
Helton's anemia and pitchers' schizophrenia aren't the only clouds over Coors Field.
Gwynn and Ripken retire, taking Loyalty and Brilliance with them.
Will the newly minted Rockies soar or end up sore-armed again this season?
Nebraska's heading straight for the top. Sorry, CU.
The Rockies hit the dog-meat days of summer.
Younger, sleeker Rockies like their chances in 2000.