More Messages: Rockies Rediscovered

The Colorado Rockies' early-season success -- at this writing, they're atop the National League West -- has apparently caused the nation's largest newspaper to remember that the team exists.

Among the guests on today's edition of "The Press Box," Z-560's fine morning-drive show, was a baseball writer from USA Today, who came to town to research a feature article on the Rockies. Yet less than two months ago, as reported in Westword's Off Limits column, USA Today accidentally omitted any mention of the squad from its annual baseball preview section -- an indication of how seriously the paper took the Rockies' chances of doing anything this season other than biting, as usual.

This change of heart wouldn't be considered a major victory by fans of most baseball franchises. But by Rockies' standards, it's a big win. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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