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Colorado dropped the interim from his title on Saturday to name Bill Schmidt as the club’s fourth general manager, following in the footsteps of Bob Gebhard, Dan O’Dowd and Jeff Bridich. “After five months as our interim general manager, it became increasingly clear that Bill was the right person to lead this franchise forward,” said Colorado Rockies President and Chief…...

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“Failure is an awful thing, and when I look at the common denominator of failure, it seems to always be the same thing: excuses.” – Jon Taffer A close relative of mine had a reputation for being a curmudgeon and a worrier. Though he held positions of importance in his jobs and social clubs over his life, he tended to…...

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Happy Anniversary, Rockies fans. Sort of.  Excluding the mammoth trade of Troy Tulowitzki in 2015, a deal that saved the franchise $50 million in the process, the last deadline deal Colorado made in a losing season was on this date in 2012.  At 23 games under .500, 16.5 games behind the newly-implemented second Wild Card and three years removed from…...

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When did you first fall in love with baseball? Can you remember? Was it a singular glorious moment that brought it all into focus? A deep drive, the crowd rising to their feat, and the thunderous roar for a walk-off win? An exhilarating pitching performance that glued you to your seat? Was it a weekend or couple of weeks of…...

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Roughly 13 times each season, Nolan Arenado returned from a road trip and settled into his place downtown located within walking distance of Coors Field. When arriving for the next day’s game, he’d walk beneath the cavernous tunnels of the ballpark and take a right turn to the home clubhouse. On Thursday, for the first time, he turned left. “It’s…...

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It may have taken 628 days, but professional baseball is back along the Front Range. Following a year in which fans were not allowed in ballparks around the country and minor league players were forced to work from home, baseball is beginning to normalize with the return of the Rocky Mountain Vibes in Colorado Springs. The Vibes welcomed the Grand…...

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Trigger Warning: The Monforts are going to own the Colorado Rockies forever… Or at least, for the rest of most of our lives. Dick Monfort will remain the primary owner for the foreseeable future and the most likely scenario is that his son, Walker, takes over when the time comes. While there is nothing inherently wrong with calling for a…...

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Former Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Bridich. For some, that sentence bring jubilation at the thought of possibility for the future of the franchise. For others, it is a largely meaningless gesture that is likely to get lost in the shuffle of owner Dick Monfort continuing to meddle baseball operations, rendering the job of GM largely ceremonial. In short, how much…...

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It’s not that they did it, it’s how and why. How they did it was haphazardly on a Friday night out of an offseason long cloud of darkness after already having poisoned the waters and alienated the people who’s love has long supported them. Why they did it was for money. And pride. When the Colorado Rockies – that is…...

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