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Do you remember waking up on this day 15 years ago? Sure, recalling last night’s dinner can be enough of a challenge for most, but 2007 is something different. There. Now it’s starting to come back to you. On the morning of October 16, 2007, you woke up and realized your baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, were heading to their…

Vin Scully was the voice that originally inspired me to have anything to do with storytelling in sports. The guy that inspired people like Chris Berman and Joe Buck and a litany of others to let silence tell the story in its moment. I remember reading a Vin quote in the Los Angeles Times when I was a kid that the remarkable Rick Reilly also relayed in his moving tribute to Vin this week:

“I don’t really do play-by-play. I do conversation.”

When thinking about the all-time greatest Colorado Rockies players and managers in the club’s relatively brief history, a short list immediately comes to mind from the past 29 seasons. Larry Walker, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos González, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon comprise the player side with each man having spent at least eight years in Denver. Only seven managers…

On Friday, Major League Baseball shocked most of the world by agreeing to mounting pressures to move the 2021 All-Star Game and First-Year Player’s Draft out of Atlanta, Georgia. This move came in direct response to voter suppression laws passed in the state, something MLB has taken a strong stance against going back to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests,…

A part of us has been missing. The cold of winter always brings hibernation to the baseball soul. Then, as short, dark days stretch into bristling spring with mornings that bloom into warm summer nights, we thaw out to the sounds of cracking bats and popping gloves and roaring crowds. After a brief hint of a taste of that normalcy,…

“The image of officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on the neck of George Floyd, the gruesome murder of a black man in the streets at the hands of a police officer, broke my coping mechanism. Suppressing my emotions became impossible.” On Monday night, Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced that he will be stepping away from the game he loves in…

The commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, should resign. Unless he can pull off some miracle solution that creates an amicable end to the current bitter negotiations and brings about a season that most involved can be happy with, his short time as steward of the game must come to an end. Take a moment to ask yourself this…

DENVER – The worst kept secret in Major League Baseball this season is that something is clearly, and significantly, different about the baseballs. The Wall Street Journal recently published an exposé in which they detail the discrepancies that have led to an all-time home run record for a single-season on pace to be absolutely shattered. Set to pass 6,800 dingers…

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