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Pull the plug. The 2021 Home Run Derby at Coors Field will not be using a humidor to store baseballs. And that might right a wrong as far as it concerns a certain Colorado Rockies’ slugger. When Trevor Story went down to one knee to swat the first of three home runs on September 5, 2018, it was recognized at…...

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As a part of our Quest for the Asterisk series, we’ll be taking a look at the players who will be most pivotal in taking the Colorado Rockies back to the postseason in 2020. Every team needs their stars to lead by example, both on the field and statistically. It’s a waste of time to tell you that Nolan Arenado and German Márquez need to be good. That’s obvious. Starting with the first exhibition game on Tuesday and running through Opening Day on Friday, we’ll highlight those players – The Definitive Five – outside of the core performers whose season will truly determine whether the Rockies will reign again. No. 5 – Tony Wolters, C No. 4 – Wade Davis,…

May of 2000 was the month Todd Helton officially planted his flag on first base at Coors Field to stake his claim as one of the finest ballplayers of his generation. After two consecutive seasons of incredible offensive production, the entirety of MLB turned its eyes to Denver during the fifth month of the new century. A pair of multi-hit performances (4-for-5 and 5-for-5) in Montréal at Olympic Stadium was followed by a 6-for-11 performance during a three-game series loss in Houston. Back home on Blake Street, the 26-year-old punished the rival San Francisco with a 5-for-5 night, including three doubles that helped tally to a club record 59 by season’s end, most in the National League since Joe Medwick’s…

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