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Two of the greatest in franchise history are back in Scottsdale for the Rockies’ minor league camp. Drew Goodman discusses the impact of having players like Carlos González and Todd Helton back into the fold for an organization with a lot of history. We update the latest on the lockout and discuss a new documentary about Nolan Ryan. What kind…

Before Kyle Freeland, there was Mark Knudson. One of the first to suit up in the purple pinstripes, Knudson shares stories of playing at Mile High Stadium as both a minor leaguer with the Denver Zephyrs and with the Colorado Rockies in 1993. “41’s Inside Pitch: Catching on – the toughest position in all of sports” by Mark Knudson “Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: Ownership issues could cost the Broncos in 2022… and networks could fill baseball void with college games” by Mark Knudson DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Following a disappointing 1999 season, the Colorado Rockies were set to undergo a seismic shift. Having already traded Ellis Burks in the summer of ’98, Dante Bichette was next to be dealt away in late October to the Cincinnati Reds; finally, Vinny Castilla was shipped to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Of the original five members of Blake Street Bombers that brought professional baseball in Denver to the forefront, only Larry Walker remained. Then, Todd Helton showed up as the force for the next generation to compile the best season of his 17-year career. After four walks in the previous game against the New York Mets, the 26-year-old did some stroking against the Montréal Expos. First, it was two homers…

It was not until Eric Young stepped to the plate at Shea Stadium against Dwight Gooden and the New York Mets that the state of Colorado and the city of Denver was finally deemed as the Big Leagues on April 5, 1993. For years, the Mile High City was home to top flight minor league clubs like the Denver Bears/Zephyrs and producing start-studded talent on their way to larger cities with storied franchises. Numerous championships for the New York Yankees in the 1950s and ’60s can be attributed back to their Triple-A club playing at Bears Stadium – later renamed Mile High Stadium – and Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson and Barry Larkin played in the Mountain Time Zone.…

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