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For every fan who sat through all 162 games this season for the Colorado Rockies, you should be saluted. Despite witnessing the fifth-worst season in franchise history (68-94, .420), there were moments that made an indelible mark on all our memories, even if you experienced it the morning after. That, ultimately, is the reward for committing to a team: memories that leave a mark in our minds and make an impact on our hearts. The Heartstrings There are no any shortages of heartfelt moments in our National Pastime. The start to the 2022 season captured hearts in Denver in an unexpected way.  There was the first full-capacity Opening Day in three years – with the city’s own Kyle Freeland given…

Colorado Rockies GM Bill Schmidt addressed the media on Saturday in the same dugout occupied by several of the prized prospects touted as the reason for optimism. Opening with remarks that thanked the fans for supporting his team, Schmidt highlighted the future of the franchise in the form of their farm system. “Needless to say, the season hasn’t met our expectations, but at the same point a lot of good things went on that don’t show up here every day,” before adding, “And I say that in terms of our minor leagues and some of the foundational pieces that we’re going to need going forward.” Schmidt spent significant amounts of the 14 minutes discussing the youth of the organization. Ezequiel…

Kyle Freeland loves to pitch against Milwaukee about as much as Yonathan Daza loves multi-hit games. After a loss on Labor Day, Rockies take the next two and win a series over the contending Brewers. How dramatic was Tuesday’s victory? Who made franchise history? And whose homer on Wednesday was an extreme rarity? Rockies Notebook: Estévez poised to make noise in free agency, Injury Updates and Grichuk’s historic homers by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The Colorado Rockies have seven players who will reach free agency at season’s end. Though that group lacks the star power of last offseason’s duo of Trevor Story and Jon Gray, there’s one player who could be highly coveted by clubs looking to contend in 2023. Carlos Estévez may have a career earned run average of 4.67, but his upside over the years has suggested the potential of a closer. The 29-year-old has a 4.12 ERA and an ERA+ of 115 over the last two seasons, and going back to the start of the 2019 season shows he’s been equally as good: 4.38 ERA with a 113 ERA+. What’s most impressive about the 6’6″ right-hander is the durability Estévez has…

On a day when two Rockies’ exited early with injuries and the team struggled in all areas, lots of history was made. Mostly on the Cardinals side. What did Albert Pujols do for the first time in his career? How severe are the injuries to Blackmon and Senzatela? And what options do the Rockies have? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

For those who might grumble about professional athletes getting paid millions of dollars to play a children’s game, take notice of the Little League World Series over the next 12 days. On Wednesday, 20 different teams consisting of players age-11-to-13 years old from around the globe gathered in Williamsport, PA for baseball in its purest form. The 75th anniversary of LLWS brings an expanded pool of teams – up from 16 in 2019 during the last pre-pandemic international tournament – and with it, even more hopes and dreams. A trip to central Pennsylvania in late August is the highlight of many careers especially considering only one out of 200 high school baseball players even gets drafted, let alone the longer…

The weekend of Wynton Bernard was quite special, even if the Rockies weren’t able to take the series over the Diamondbacks. How historical was his debut? Who had the most heart-warming quote? And what’s next for the 31-year-old rookie? An 11-year journey: Wynton Bernard debuts with the Colorado Rockies by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Los Angeles takes three of four against Colorado behind stellar starting pitching. Rockies slide back to 11 games under .500 as the August 2 trade deadline approaches. Why is Daniel Bard off the market? How many players will be offloaded before the deadline? Which players should be kept around? Suzie is joined by Brendan before Patrick calls in from San Diego ahead of the Rockies’ five-game series with the Padres. Hanging with Big Papi and 8th Graders: Rockies’ latest draftees have unique backstories by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts…

The voice of the Colorado Rockies on AT&T SportsNet and host of his eponymously titled podcast, Drew Goodman, goes in depth on a myriad of baseball subjects: preparing for a broadcast, 2022 MLB Draft Pick Gabriel Hughes, Shohei Ohtani and the Rockies’ trade deadline dealings. Who was the best two-way player to every appear in purple? Which Rockies’ are least likely to be traded? And which player could be reasonably be in line for an extension this offseason? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Colorado damaged San Diego’s pitching all series long to win the four-game set with Thursday’s 8-5 victory. Who was a smash success despite giving up five earned runs? Which reliever is back in Black’s good graces? And which prospect could the Rockies draft on Sunday? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

First Chad Kuhl tosses a complete game shutout against the Dodgers and then the Rockies knock around future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw. Is this what Colorado’s season has needed all along? Who’s leading the charge for this domination of NL West foes? Plus, Evan Thompson of Last Word On Sports discusses some unique statistics he created to better inform the public on the success of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 by Evan Thompson Available Now! A Complete History of the Major League Baseball Playoffs, Volume I — Pre-divisional Tiebreakers through 1976 by Evan Thompson DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Drew Goodman, voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet, shares his thoughts on the recent three-game sweep over the San Diego Padres. Should the headline be about the eight home runs? Or the zero errors committed? And when do we start talking about the lack of stolen bases? Plus, Mac Wilcox of Purple Row discusses his whirlwind weekend at Coors Field. What did the recent reunion between Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story mean to him? Banter From The Bench: Germán Márquez doubles confidence with second bobblehead by Patrick Lyons Elias Díaz’s offensive contribution and a big fifth-inning led the Rockies over the Padres by Mac Wilcox DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link —…

Rockies finish off the Padres on Father’s Day – because of course –  to complete a three-game sweep. Friars get knocked off their podium atop the NL West and the Rox get going just in time for a road trip to Miami. Colorado got eight home runs just as manager Bud Black called out his club for not producing enough power. How many had multiple homers this weekend? And which San Diego star suffered an unfortunate injury? Plus, Suzie and Brendan welcome a new friend – and family member? – to the pod to discuss all the cuteness and quirkiness of the past three days. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts…

The doubleheader against the Miami Marlins seemed to be double trouble for Colorado until the bats came alive in game two, particularly the one swung by Brendan Rodgers. How rare was his three homer game? For a second baseman? And on a walk-off homer? We’ll break down both ends of the doubleheader, including the typical Coors Field shenanigans behind the scenes and look ahead to Thursday’s Lou Gehrig Day. Bud Black evaluates the Colorado Rockies, offers improvement areas for success by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

There was a reunion of sorts at Nationals Park this weekend. Fans of the 2013 Arkansas Travelers may have been the only ones to take notice. The former Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels in the Texas League had the best record in the North Division that year thanks to a roster that featured current Colorado Rockies’ C.J. Cron...

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Bullpen cannot hold down Pittsburgh as Colorado squanders opportunity for first series win on the road in a month. A trio of Rockies provide bright spots going into series with Washington. What’s one good solution with Kris Bryant back on the IL? Suzie shares The Gossip around MLB. What unique stat has Reds’ fans above all others? Which Dodgers’ star has a possible pyramid scheme? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The life of a relief pitcher can be a challenging one replete with changing addresses more frequently than one would prefer. For Ashton Goudeau of the Colorado Rockies, that meant moving to seven different organizations in less than a year. Yes, every time the 6’6” right-hander was claimed on the waiver wire, he would invariably learn a few weeks later...

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Despite a seven-run seventh inning that would have been the biggest comeback of the season, Colorado can not secure the win on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. How did the rally take place? And who coughed up runs following Gomber’s solid performance. Plus, we hit the record books hard. Which MLB team hasn’t been to Coors Field since 2014? What ballpark have the Rockies been to since 2008? And who is Colorado’s version of Cal Ripken Jr.? Kris Bryant and Zack Greinke return to Coors Field in different capacities by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

When Connor Joe stepped to the plate at Chase Field on Saturday night, he was wearing the typical gray road uniform of the Colorado Rockies. Joe wore the purple jersey the previous night, the one that baseball fans around the country identify most with the franchise. In just a few weeks, a new uniform will be unveiled as part of...

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