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The Colorado Rockies’ 2021 season can be viewed at various points along the spectrum, including those at the most extreme. A failure due to a fourth-place finish in the National League West, the 74-87 record is the organization’s third consecutive losing season. With cornerstones Trevor Story and Jon Gray approaching free agency and payroll not yet equipped to climb back…

Repeatedly gesturing with a right-hand patting against his heart and pointing outward to all those in attendance, Trevor Story said goodbye on Wednesday in a moment unlike any witnessed in Colorado Rockies franchise history. It wasn’t made unique by the two-hour rain delay that postponed the final game of the season, nor the stadium lights shutting off momentarily in the…...

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After debuting out of relative prospect anonymity to hit two home runs to open the 2016 season, to becoming the youngest shortstop to ever to hit 100 in their career, to becoming the face of the franchise in 2021, Trevor Story’s reign with the Colorado Rockies may be coming to an end. Story will become a free agent this offseason…...

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If the story of 2021 St. Louis Cardinals sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve already heard it once before. It’s the tale of the 2007 Colorado Rockies. At least, that’s how it appears and what fans of the Redbirds are hoping for, minus the World Series result. “I do not want to be the team that runs into them,” said AT&T…...

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The summer of Larry Walker is coming to a close on Saturday in a number retirement ceremony for the ages. The 333rd Hall of Famer will be in attendance to see his black and purple no.33 beside Jackie Robinson’s no.42, Todd Helton’s no.17 and the initials KSM that commemorate the life of Keli Scott McGregor and his contributions to the…...

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The prototypical batting lineup probably looks the same for most folks when they dream up a perfect team. The speediest player on the roster – center fielder or shortstop – has traditionally batted first. (Of course, having a player with the best on-base percentage leading off may take some precedence in the modern age of sabermetrics, but the position is…...

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Between fans, family and media, the entirety of the baseball world has descended upon Coors Field this week to celebrate the sport we love and embrace the abilities of those who play the game. For all the men and women on the field, there’s a story behind how that person got to where they are today. A struggle and a…...

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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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Only two numbers hang on the second deck in right-center at Coors Field.  There are also the initials KSM. A building across the street also honors the long-time Team President of the Colorado Rockies, Keli Scott McGregor.  The numbers are 42 and 17. Visit any big league ballpark around the country and you’ll see the same 42 – albeit in…...

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Fans of the Colorado Rockies may get only one player from their club selected to participate in the 2021 All-Star Game, but they’ll now have an opportunity at something even greater: Home Run Derby Champion. On Monday ahead of Opening Day 2.0, Trevor Story announced he would be competing in the derby at his home ballpark, Coors Field. “It’s something…...

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DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in and around the game of baseball. Nestled in a small town in bucolic upstate New York named for the father of 19th century American writer James Fenimore Cooper rests the…

The list of players to have hit .400 is short and illustrious. Wee Willie Keeler. Ty Cobb. Rogers Hornsby. Fourteen Hall of Famers, all of whom managed to bat .312 or above in their career, including Cobb’s career .366 batting average, decorate the list of the most elite hitters to play the game of baseball. The most recent and memorable…

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