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When the first pitch of the season is thrown on Thursday, April 7 at Yankee Stadium some time around 1:05pm EST, the realization will truly begin to sink in that baseball has officially returned. After 99 days of an MLB-imposed lockout, the owners and players came together with a resolution that left both parties feeling positive.  The details of the…...

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Nearly 100 days after MLB imposed a lockout that could have damaged the sport for fans everywhere, the owners and players came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. This means baseball can go back to normal, and for the Colorado Rockies that means celebrating Opening Day at Coors Field on Apr 8 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Players...

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Beat reporters Patrick Lyons of DNVR Rockies and Jesse Friedman of PHNX Diamondbacks meet on the corner of their respective states for a discussion of the latest news in the world of baseball. After a week of long but largely unproductive meetings between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association, baseball fans are beginning to wonder if Opening Day...

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The one constant for Colorado through the last decade has been Chuck Nazty. Few have spent as long with the same organization and accomplished as much statistically. How special has Charlie Blackmon actually been for the Rockies? Plus, updates on the CBA negotiations and Monday Mailbag with your questions. “A Decade of Dependability: Charlie Blackmon enters rarified air in 12th season with Rockies” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Black is back for another year beyond 2022 and Drew Goodman of AT&T SportsNet breaks down why this is a big deal for the Rockies. Was it Colorado or Bud that didn’t want a longer extension? We also get into Commissioner Manfred’s morning press conference and figure out if it was filled with more good news or bad news. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Noah Yingling from RoxPile and Call To The Pen shares his thoughts on which infielders deserve acknowledgement in a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame. Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki and Vinny Castilla seem like obvious guarantees, but who else would join them? MLB and the Players’ Association met on Thursday. Nothing was worked out, but some promising developments transpired. And the Rockies signed one of the top international amateur free agents for $2.8 million. Who is he, what are the projections and what might this mean for Colorado’s future? “The tragic story that doomed the Colorado Rockies 1994 Draft class” by Noah Yingling “Scott Rolen could have been a member of the Colorado Rockies” by Noah Yingling DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE…

It’s official. There’s a work stoppage in baseball for the first time since 1995. And it may not be as bad as it seems. At least not yet. The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) – the basic pact that governs employment between the players and the league – expired at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday night and the league’s 30 owners...

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Does Ryan McMahon make sense as a shortstop option for 2022? Is there another internal candidate that could fill the void left by Trevor Story? And breaking down the issues with the upcoming collective bargaining agreement are not easy, but the solutions are incredibly intriguing for both side. Will the owners and players avoid a work stoppage next month? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

After what felt like an eternity of haggling over the details, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed on basic terms of a CBA extension as well as putting the finishing touches on the plan to Return to Play. Let’s start there as it is the most immediately relevant information. Return to Play The agreement on hub cities took several twists...

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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 a ballgame one day in the future could bring some comfort somewhere. It doesn’t help that way down, but still on, the list of things to be angry about right now is a seemingly intractable battle between MLB owners and the players. Over money. But for just a brief moment, and for just the baseball part of your heart, I’d…

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