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As a part of our ongoing coverage of baseball that isn’t currently taking place on the field, we continue to pour through the PBS documentary by Ken Burns, Baseball. In the Second Inning, we are introduced to the first class of truly great and memorable ballplayers and learned of some lesser-known stories that would make for fine Hollywood fare if…...

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Baseball’s beginnings are messy. It would be lovely to believe that one day baseball didn’t exist and the next day it did. It can be tempting to believe a myriad of stories about the game from the early days, especially when you consider you can trace its origins back to the 1830s and even deeper depending on your feelings about…...

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Kyle Freeland is just 26-years-old and entering his fourth year pitching in MLB and yet there are already quite a few classic – dare I say iconic – moments that he has been a part of or even directly responsible for. He has seen two postseasons, finished fourth in Cy Young voting, out-dueled the winningest pitcher in MLB postseason history…...

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For the second time this Spring the Colorado Rockies played a baseball game that ended in a tie. Taking on the Cincinnati Reds on an overcast afternoon at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona, the two teams played to a standstill but there were plenty of fascinating tidbits inside of this 5-5 contest. Turning Point – Young Guns Fire Back…...

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In a well played all-around game, the Colorado Rockies defeated the Cleveland Indians by a score of 3-1. Kyle Freeland made his return to the mound after a back issue kept him out briefly and the Rockies rolled out as close to their expected Opening Day lineup as they have all Spring. The offense was by no means overpowering but…...

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DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in-and-around the game of baseball. The overriding confidence that starting pitcher Kyle Freeland will have a bounce back season is one of the biggest takeaways coming out of Scottsdale this spring…

For the second consecutive Spring Training meeting, the Colorado Rockies got whomped by the Los Angeles Dodgers, this time by a score of 7-1. The results were undoubtedly ugly for the boys in purple but for reasons completely unrelated to where these two teams are at right now, that was to be expected. Turning Point – When the lineups came…...

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On your left! Things in life can sometimes sneak up on you. Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear. And James Pazos, left-handed reliever, is incredibly close to sneaking up on being exactly what the Colorado Rockies need right now. Pazos was an above average reliever in his first full year in the Bigs with Seattle in…...

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Zero. Nothing. None. Nada. Zilch. Zip. The big goose egg. We have a lot of different ways of describing the absence of something and you can take whichever is your favorite to describe the number of Major League additions the Colorado Rockies made to their roster in the offseason. This is an inescapable and incredibly frustrating fact for anyone hoping…...

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There is no meaning to the end results of Spring Training games, but it still feels weird anytime a baseball game ends in a tie. That’s what happened between the two teams who share facilities at Salt River Fields when the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks tied 6-6. We saw another impressive display from a potential breakout star for the…...

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A two-game sweep in one day but two different locations was on the table for most of the afternoon but a rough outing from the bullpen in Glendale for the Colorado Rockies against the Chicago White Sox sank that possibility. But the big story from a long term perspective was the return of Brendan Rodgers who was chomping at the…...

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The Colorado Rockies put an old fashioned shellacking on the Kansas City Royals in one of two games they played on Saturday in split squad action. The 9-1 final score in favor of the purplers perfectly represents the game as Colorado dominated at the plate, on the mound, and in the field. Turning Point – 7-run Second Colorado put up…...

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Brendan Rodgers stood at his locker working in a new glove, using a small mallet to pound at the leather, creating that unmistakable popping sound that so gloriously accompanies every baseball game. He hasn’t been able to create that sound the old fashioned way in a live baseball game for eight months. His energy is infectious. He knows what is…...

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The Colorado Rockies pitched well, hit well, and played good defense but in Spring Training the likelihood that none of that will amount to anything is a lot higher with so many players cycling into and out of the game. So, despite thoroughly outplaying the Texas Rangers for the vast majority of the afternoon, they dropped a 7-4 loss thanks…...

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On a beautiful afternoon at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale Arizona, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs faced off in a long and plodding contest that saw almost every flyball get lost in the perfect blue sky. The Cubs led for most of the afternoon but a sudden burst of late energy saw the Rockies plate five runs in the…...

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Through good times and bad over the last three years, one of the central struggles of the Colorado Rockies has been figuring out how to balance a roster that has a lot of young and promising talent that happen to play the same position as already established veterans. During the run to 91 wins and a Wild Card victory, the…...

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