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For fans coming down to Scottsdale to watch the Colorado Rockies prepare for the 2022 season, the best player you might see all Spring Training will be on the back fields of the complex at Salt River Fields. Mr. Rockie himself, Todd Helton, is working with minor league players as a guest instructor this March.  “It’s good to be back,…...

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Drew Goodman from AT&T SportsNet drops by to discuss Colorado’s latest addition to the front office as Clint Hurdle, the manager of the 2007 squad that went to the World Series, will be joining the franchise as a special assistant to the general manager. Goodman details the impact Hurdle will have on the entire organization, not to mention free agents when the lockout ends. He also shares thoughts on which Rockies’ players from the past would also be great additions to the club. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Greatness can be defined as having the quality of being unusual or considerable in degree. Going into the game in Atlanta on April 17, 2010, the Rockies had yet to experience anything more than a lone one-hitter during their 16-plus seasons of MLB play. Though four more one-hitters have been added – one for each year from 2016 to 2019 – it wasn’t until Ubaldo Jiménez retired Brian McCann for the 27th out that Colorado had their very first no-hitter. Considering the 51-year-old San Diego Padres have yet to record their first no-hitter and franchises with more years under their belt like the New York Mets (58), Milwaukee Brewers (51) and Toronto Blue Jays (42) have only one, Colorado is…

When Charlie Blackmon’s name was penciled into the lineup by new Colorado manager Bud Black on Opening Day 2017, it marked the fourth straight season Mr. Nazty began the year atop the lineup. Stepping to the plate at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Blackmon broke the tie with Walt Weiss for the franchise record in batting leadoff in game one. (He has since continued his streak to include 2018 and 2019, making it six consecutive seasons.) During the course of the season, Blackmon would help lead Colorado to their first playoff appearance in eight years, en route to a fifth-place finish in the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting. In October, Blackmon would hit leadoff the NL Wild Card Game and later make…

DENVER – There’s an old baseball adage that any time you come to the ballpark, you’re likely to see something new. Or, in the case of Nolan Arenado reaching 1,000 hits Monday night, you’re likely to see something special. In the case of Rockies clubhouse manager Mike “Tiny” Pontarelli, who is responsible for everything mail delivery to laundry to preparing the locker room for a playoff clinching celebration, he needs to be ready for both the unexpected and, more importantly, the expected, especially if a player is going to keep the baseball from his special moment. “Our PR Department is really good about keeping us up to speed on who’s anticipating what,” he shared over the weekend. “For example, we’re…

Let’s start with the good. It’s too hard to analyze all of the bad that happened to the Colorado Rockies as they blew a 7-1 cushion at Coors Field on a frigid, rainy Saturday at Coors Field.The good: Todd Helton is proving the critics wrong, continuing to be a force in the Rockies lineup. He hit another home run on...

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When Clint Hurdle brought the Colorado Rockies first manager back on to his staff before the 2009 season, the move was celebrated.The club had gone back to it’s roots and hired someone who understood the culture of the Rockies. However, that move will continue to haunt the Rockies for years to come. It became increasingly clear as the 2010 season...

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The Colorado Rockies defeated The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in L.A. 3-2 in extra innings. The game was impressive because the Rockies didn’t quit, and, even when they failed with runners in scoring position, they kept fighting.However, this day, for anyone who has followed the Rockies for any amount of time, was about Brad Hawpe.Hawpe came to the Rockies...

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The Colorado Rockies fired Don Baylor after the 1998 season. They never should have brought him back.The club’s Baylor managed were referred to as the “Blake Street Bombers.” They set all sorts of records for home runs. From 1993 to 1998 Colorado baseball fans were not real baseball fans, they had fallen in love with a game that was more...

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Time to pack it in. The Rockies are done.On July 15th, Rockies fans were looking forward to a heated race between themselves and the San Diego Padres for the National League West title. Less than two weeks later, putting the Rockies and playoffs in the same sentence is laughable.On Wednesday night, Aaron Cook continued showing that his struggles are no...

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There are going to be some surprised people who read the box score in the morning.With the Rockies down 9-3 heading into the 9th inning on Tuesday, the majority of the 32,922 fans found their way to the exits. There was no way the Rockies were coming back. There was no way the Rockies could possibly win the game…except they...

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To paraphrase Yogi Berra, it gets late early around here.The Colorado Rockies once again blew a 3-0 lead in the late innings and lost to the lowly Houston Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night at Coors Field.The loss spoiled a phenomenal performance from Jeff Francis, who delivered seven innings of two run baseball. In giving up just seven hits, Francis threw...

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Much like Major League players, baseball fans often enjoy a day off every now and then. With baseball’s grueling schedule that sees a team get three days off per month, it is nice to take a breather.Off days are not spent wondering how the Rockies offense is going to step it up, or if Ubaldo Jimenez can continue his dominance,...

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Disgusting, sick, gross, nasty, ugly. Their are plenty of words to describe the latest Rockies debacle, but none of them are positive.The Rox dropped a very win-able game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night 6-2. It was the latest example of the Rockies making a decent pitcher look like a Cy Young winner. Tuesday’s Cy Young was Carlos Silva, an...

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His performance took fans back to 2007. In his first appearance since September of 2008, Jeff Francis dominated a powerful Washington Nationals lineup, helping the Rockies to a 2-1 win at Coors Field on Sunday.Francis was phenomenal, pitching seven innings and giving up a run on seven hits. He struck out six and walked just two hitters. It was a...

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Miguel Olivo spoiled Hometown Hero Roy Halladay’s first ever trip to Coors Field.Leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Olivo hammered a hanging curveball from Chad Durbin deep into the left field seats. The home run capped an incredible day for the catcher, who entered Wednesday mired in a 2-for-28 skid. It was a strange day for Olivo, who,...

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To say this has been an emotional week for the Colorado Rockies is a vast understatement.No one thought when Ubaldo Jimenez threw the club’s first ever no-hitter that eight days later the team would be saying goodbye to their president, who by all accounts was the heart and soul of the franchise, eight days later. The club has gone from...

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