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Take a trip to Colorful Colorado through the eyes of the Colorado Rockies as the long awaited Nike City Connect uniforms are finally here. On Friday, Denver’s favorite baseball club unveiled a jersey fashioned after the state license plate. From snow-capped mountains to the evergreen color – even the font – the vibe is evocative of the iconic look first…...

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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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Since the end of the shortened 2020 season, it seems a lot has gone wrong for the Colorado Rockies. Following baseball’s best record (11-3) on August 8, the team crashed and burned to a second consecutive fourth-place finish in the National League West only to see their rival and bully Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series. From there, things have not gotten better and many supporters of the club are concerned about the future of the team, especially after the events of the past few weeks. MiLB: Constant sees a change Plans for the future of Minor League Baseball took shape this week when invitations to 120 affiliates went out for all 30 Major League teams. With short-season leagues…

Professional baseball in Colorado is going to look a little bit different in 2021. On Monday, Major League Baseball made the first of several big announcements on the reshaping of the minor leagues. While many expected disappointing news that the Pioneer League – home to the Rocky Mountain Vibes and Grand Junction Rockies – would no longer be associated with affiliated baseball, it came as somewhat surprising that the comprising eight clubs would stick around as a Partner League to MLB. As one of four such independent leagues that will collaborate with MLB, initial funding for operating expenses and installation of scouting technology in stadiums for the Pioneer League will help these western-based teams stay afloat as they transition from…

With billions of dollars in revenue lost by Major League Baseball and a collective bargaining agreement set to expire following 2021, sweeping changes throughout the sport loom large over the next 12 months. Somewhat coincidentally and entirely unfortunate, MLB is preparing to make grand changes to the landscape of Minor League Baseball, taking over the operation of the minors in an effort to reduce costs, increase revenues and improve the quality of life for prospects. The biggest element of this transformation is the impending plan to reduce 160 teams across MiLB to just 120 through the removal of short-season leagues. Such a decision not only allows a later date for the MLB Draft, but also creates competition between cities and…

Last week, the inevitable announcement was made that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been cancelled. Major League Baseball has yet to play a game, and with the MLB Draft drastically reduced to only five rounds coupled with the ongoing pandemic across the entirety of the United States, the seeds of disappointment had been sowing since the sporting world came to a halt in mid-March. In a press release made by Colorado’s Northwest League affiliate Boise Hawks, “Major League Baseball informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season.” “We planned for an exciting 2020 season and now our organization will do the same for 2021.” said…

Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! COLORADO SPRINGS – The notable epigram of French journalist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr is...

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Colorado Springs – After nearly half a century as the Sky Sox, owing to their original affiliation with the Chicago White Sox between 1950-58, the newest Pioneer League team in Colorado Springs will be called the Rocky Mountain Vibes. And their mascot is a marshmallow. It’s quite excellent. Before the Albuquerque Isotopes became the final stop for the future Rockies,...

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