With one foot into the new year as the final one steps away from 2022, there’s one last chance to reflect on the highlights from the previous season, especially those memorable moments that didn’t pertain to wins and losses.
We strive to share the view from the inside of the beloved teams from our region at DNVR. We also aim to tell compelling stories that dive into the world of being a big leaguer and their impassioned love for the game.
It is with great pride that we proudly present the best articles from DNVR Rockies this past year that illuminated something much closer than a 10,000 foot view of the Colorado Rockies.
Passion & The Game
In just the first game of the 2022 season, we learned a lot about José Iglesias on what appeared to be a regular base hit. Profiles on Connor Joe and Elias Díaz, not to mention a reunion nearly a decade in the making for C.J. Cron and Randal Grichuk, expanded the understanding of and appreciation for these denizens of Denver.
Chuck Nazty is now ready for his 13th season in purple while Kyle Freeland is set to wear the red, white and blue for the first time in the long-awaited return of the World Baseball Classic.
Doesn’t it feel like just a few years ago that we were preparing for the start of Major League Baseball in Denver? It’s now 30 years later and there’s still a lot to commemorate, remember and explore about the history of the Rockies.
Off The Field
Between a contract extension in April and his childhood team winning the Stanley Cup two months later, Freeland and fellow Coloradan Ty Blach had a great few months in the Centennial State.
Coloradans Tyler and Taylor Rogers, in addition to Daniel Bard, understand their place as role models and the opportunities that come with such a position. Hearing their stories first-hand really emphasized their passion to give back to their community.
In between the more serious stories of triumph and perseverance, there are tales of Crocs, 13-hour road trips, and improbable journeys from Williamsport, PA to the big leagues.