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Now that Gil Hodges has been selected by the Golden Days Era Committee to be enshrined in National Baseball Hall of Fame, every player who has received at least 50% of the vote in a year has made it to Cooperstown. Todd Helton appears set to reach that mark in his 4th appearance on the ballot. Before you make a…...

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K.P. Wee, author and host of The K.P. Wee Podcast, discusses his late book, “The Case For Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame: The Untold and Forgotten Stories of Baseball’s Home Run King.” He details the double standards and unfair criticism Bonds has faced in his career, not to mention several interesting anecdotes about his treatment of teammates that…

Noah Yingling from RoxPile and Call To The Pen shares his thoughts on which infielders deserve acknowledgement in a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame. Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki and Vinny Castilla seem like obvious guarantees, but who else would join them? MLB and the Players’ Association met on Thursday. Nothing was worked out, but some promising developments transpired. And the…

Two days before the first game in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies signed a player many believed would be their first member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dale Murphy was released by the Philadelphia Phillies in the early hours of April 3, 1993  and was just two home runs short of 400 for his career. (At the time, only…...

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Talking all-things Class of 2022 for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com gives his nuanced thoughts about the differences between players like known PED-users Barry Bonds and Álex Rodríguez. Plus, where does the man banned from the game, Pete Rose, fit into the conversation. Manny competes in the toughest game yet of Taco’s Or Tears: Hall of…

Despite a lockout preventing typical Hot Stove League business during baseball’s offseason, the Colorado Rockies made an announcement on Friday that suggests a promising end is coming sooner than later. Colorado will play the Arizona Diamondbacks for two Spring Training games on March 18 and 19 at Las Vegas Ballpark in Las Vegas, NV. The pair of exhibition games will…...

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Drew Goodman shares his unique perspective on Thursday’s CBA proposal between MLB and the Players’ Association. The conversation around Hall of Fame voting heats up and Jon Lester’s retirement requires deeper consideration for a place in Cooperstown. Plus, Rachel Balkovec and Genevieve Beacom carve their names in baseball history. “Five memorable Colorado Rockies performances we didn’t witness in person” by…

Since the MLB-imposed lockout began on Dec 2, the two sides have not had a meaningful conversation on core economic issues. Thursday is the finally the day. What’s the future of free agency and arbitration? Will the universal DH definitely be coming? Is a draft lottery really possible? Plus, we’ll get into the details of the international signing period. What…

Children born in 2004 are nearing graduation and starting to consider life after high school.  Those kids, now approaching 18-years-old, have never seen Larry Walker play for the Colorado Rockies. Even those of a more advanced age may have observed from afar, never making it down to the cathedral on 20th and Blake Street.  Of course, good parents surely showed…...

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Two interesting hires were made over the weekend: one by the Colorado Rockies and another by the New York Yankees. We discuss the resumes of Sterling Monfort and Rachel Balkovec, as well as highlighting the historic performance by 17-year-old Genevieve Beacom in the Australian Baseball League. DNVR Rockies Special Edition: Breaking Glass Ceiling – Kim Ng ushers in new era…

As part of the lockout enacted by Major League Baseball, transactions as well as communication have officially ceased.  This means those rumors and rumblings during the coldest months of the Hot Stove League have become null. While no one truly believes back-and-forths have been entirely nonexistent, the typical whispers to media members have become little more than a cold shoulder.…...

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He’s in the final year of his contract and there’s a new general manager. What could it mean for Rockies manager Bud Black and the future of the coaching staff? Scuttlebutt regarding Alex Rodriguez taking over a “Manningcast” type show for ESPN has created an interesting conversation. Could a few former Rockies working around the league be candidates as his…

The existence of Coors Field has been relatively short when compared to the lifespan of professional baseball.   While the same can certainly be said of most ballparks, the uniqueness of the grounds at 20th and Blake has made for some memorable moments in the grander sense. Following construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, two-thirds of MLB clubs…...

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Unexpected visits to your hotel room, temperatures below -40 degrees and errors involving Yankees’ icon Bucky Dent are all apart of being a broadcaster in baseball. The triumvirate of Drew Goodman (AT&T SportsNet), Mike Rice (KOA Radio) and Kyle Kercheval (Royals’ High-A, formerly of the Grand Junction Rockies) offer their best stories of being in the business of sports. DON’T…

Rockies play-by-play broadcasters Mike Rice and Drew Goodman sit down for a long-form conversation about their life in the business. They share advice for young professionals getting into the industry while offering their journey into the industry. Kyle Kercheval of Legends HS in Parker, CO is on his way to the top and has his own tales from his time…

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