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There is no delicate way to transition from the real world surrounding you as you read this into sports. Except to say that if you are here and reading, we all have at least one thing in common: We are baseball fans. And it is hard not to feel like somehow just the possibility that we might all gather around…

When Hideo Nomo signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995 to become the first Japanese player in Major League Baseball since San Francisco Giants’ reliever Masanori Murakami (1964-65), he opened the proverbial door for all ballplayers in the Land of the Rising Sun. Naturally, it was a trickle at the start for Nomo’s compatriots: one more player in 1996,…

Following a magical Major League debut that saw the rookie hit two home runs, few could have expected Trevor Story to keep relative pace with prodigious power totals throughout the start of his career. Yet, when one looks atop the leaderboard of all-time shortstop for least amount of games needed to hit 100 homers, Story’s name is highest among the…

If you haven’t heard from every commercial, politician, and friend, we are living in unprecedented/trying/uncertain/turbulent times and none of us knows exactly what will happen next. A few hours before the NBA shut down practically in the middle of games on March 11, most of us would not have guessed that we’d be nearing the end of May without a…...

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On May 16, Major League Baseball presented the players’ union with a 67-page report outlining the new safety protocol for a potential 2020 season. The report, obtained by The Athletic, focused on four primary areas to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus: testing, travel, procedures at the baseball facility and Spring Training. While many of these recommendations – such as…

Nolan Arenado is good at baseball. There. It’s been said. Following his well-earned eight-year, $260M contract extension in the offseason, the five-time All-Star picked up where he left off to begin the 2019 season. Arenado aided Colorado’s 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and starter Chris Archer with two singles that begin a streak of seven consecutive multi-hit games, the fourth…

The link between the Montréal Expos and Colorado Rockies is substantial and will forever be strongest when discussing the relative impact of the recently elected Hall of Famer Larry Walker. Considering the last active member of Montréal – Ian Desmond, a 2004 3rd round pick of Les Expos – plies his trade in the Centennial State, numerous connections between the…

The 2010 Colorado Rockies may not have been able to become the first squad to reach consecutive postseasons, but staff ace Ubaldo Jiménez certainly pitched in a fashion befitting of a playoff performance each time he took the bump at 20th and Blake during that lost season. Jiménez put together the most dominant six months of any purple pitcher with…

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been compiling a 25-man roster comprised of prime-of-their-career-and-health Colorado Rockies. In a field of dreams, these are the players that we would select from the history of the organization to take the diamond and play against the ghosts of other organizations. That meant that at times, we had to choose ultimate peak…...

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Depending on one’s standpoint, the baseball idiom regarding a “cup of coffee” can be positive or negative. The career of Archibald Wright Graham lasted all of one game on June 25, 1905 for the New York Giants. He entered late as a defensive replacement and did not get a plate appearance. Forgotten for decades, author W.P. Kinsella included “Moonlight” Graham…

Before the age of analytics, our eyes were the only tools in evaluating players across all sports. While its easy to identify talented players like Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado and Max Scherzer as the current greats of the game, it’s players on every tier below that become hard to quantify. The advent of wins-above-replacement (WAR), a measure with no exact…

The Miami/Florida Marlins have been one the most spoiled franchises in Major League Baseball. Consider the San Diego Padres have never won the World Series nor experienced a no-hitter, the only remaining team in MLB, since their birth in 1969. Following the 1993 expansion that brought the Marlins and the Colorado Rockies into existence, the Fish won their first World…

No matter what happens during his playing career, whether it’s multiple All-Star Game selections, Cy Young Awards or a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the biography of Antonio Senzatela will have a large section that focuses on his mother. Before signing with Colorado as an international free agent out of Venezuela, Senzatela was raised on baseball…

Jorge De La Rosa’s journey to become a LoDo legend took more twists and turns than the Elitch Gardens’ Mind Eraser. Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of high school in Guadalajara, Mexico, the left-hander would flame out after 23 games as a professional before returning to his homeland to pitch for the Monterrey Sultanes of the Mexican League. The…

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