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DENVER – On Saturday night, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) held it’s 22nd annual banquet and at the center of the festivities was a small reunion of the Colorado Rockies’ team that went to the 2007 World Series. Close to 200 packed the Super Suites at Coors Field to hear keynote speaker…...

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DNVR Rockies reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics in-and-around the game of baseball. Creasman vs Lyons… who you got? Managing the blame of disappointment Topic #1: Is the manager most often the blame when a team fails to meet expectations? Lyons – The firing of Andy Green in San Diego on September…...

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Walt Weiss becomes the Colorado Rockies 6th manager. In a long-awaited decision, the Colorado Rockies have chosen Walt Weiss as their next manager. The former American League Rookie of the Year has never managed, or coached in professional baseball. He served as a special assistant to the general manager for several years, but never in an official coaching role. Weiss…...

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The Rockies are going back to a 5-man rotation. With a chance to win a series in San Diego on Saturday night, the Colorado Rockies couldn’t get the job done, dropping the nearly meaningless game 4-3. Drew Pomeranz continues his search for economical pitching, going just three innings and delivering 67 total pitches. The news for most of the Rockies…...

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As Peyton Manning took the field for the first time in an orange and blue practice jersey, nearly 4,000 on-lookers cheered. The Denver Broncos opened training camp, and on a Thursday, a work day for most, passionate fans poured through the gates at Dove Valley to watch the team that hasn’t finished above .500 since 2006 stretch and go through…...

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I never question why a fan falls in love with a player. That is part of the fun of being a fan. Finding something in a particular player that makes you root for that guy. It might be his talent, it might be his character, it might be his work ethic, it might be his looks, it might be his…...

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The Colorado Rockies are back to business as usual. After a 7-1 road trip to start the season, the Rockies have fallen back into their old habits, struggling to score runs away from Coors Field.With the Rockies having a day off following their latest terrible road trip, which included a three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, the…...

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During Rockies Fest at Coors Field in January, the Rockies outfielders were asked to name the toughest pitcher that they have faced.Names like Tim Lincecum, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and other names that most would expect to hear were thrown out. Then, Dexter Fowler had his turn. What was his answer? Kevin Correia. Really? Of all the difficult pitchers that…...

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Love him or hate him, Clint Hurdle is making his Coors Field return over the weekend with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Things didn’t end well in Colorado for Hurdle. He was blamed when the Rockies stumbled out of the gate in 2008 when the Rockies were trying to prove that their run to the World Series was no fluke. When they…...

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Once a baseball season starts rolling, it can seem like weeks when a team has a game washed out before a scheduled day off.The Rockies had that happen to them in Chicago as they looked to sweep the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The game will be made up on June 27th, sandwiched between an American League road trip to Cleveland…...

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When the Colorado Rockies brought Jim Tracy in to be the bench coach for the 2009 season, there was no doubt that he was a fall back plan in case Clint Hurdle couldn’t get the Rockies off to a quick start.After a disappointing 2008 season in which the Rockies made their previous run to the World Series look more like…...

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One day after the Colorado Rockies ended their season by tying the worst 14-game stretch in club history. The only people in the state of Colorado that were happy with the results were the outside sales reps for Tums and Pepto-Bismol. Sales had to have been up 100 percent for Rockies fans. The nicest way to put the Rockies play…...

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The Colorado Rockies are struggling. That line is something that has been all too common over the course of the last four years. For Rockies fans, its getting old. The question is, why does this team have so much talent, yet lack the ability to put it all together early in the season?It’s the reason that Clint Hurdle, barely a…...

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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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One of the critiques of Jim Tracy when he managed in both Los Angeles and Pittsburgh was that he micromanaged too much. Rockies fans did not really see that in 2009 after he took over for Clint Hurdle. However, that side of Tracy seems to be coming out, and many Rockies fans are already disapproving.The Colorado Rockies are 3-3. The…...

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Manny Corpas is a polarizing figure amongst Rockies fans. The right handed reliever has felt just about every emotion a Major League relief pitcher can feel. In his first full season in the big leagues, Corpas took over as the closer for the Rockies after Brian Fuentes stumbled. Corpas did nothing less than notch 19 saves in 20 opportunities, sporting…...

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