DENVER – Here’s a taste of today’s pre-game banter with manager Bud Black before the Rockies look to finish of a three-game sweep of the Giants:

On the aggressiveness of base runners coming from the players or coaching staff:

“Kind of a combination. We’ve been in the type of games now that enable us to do that, whether close or ahead. When we have a pre-series meeting, we talk about the opposition and we identify certain pitcher-catcher combinations, certain pitchers, we talk about certain counts. All the things that you do as base stealers. As a group, our guys are engaged in that.”

On whether or not a red light is given and if players are stealing on their own:

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