The Rockies Want To Be The Cubs And The Cubs Want To Be Something Else


As summer wound down, I headed back to my home town of Chicago for a pleasantly nerdy high school reunion. Among other things, while I was in town (and being a baseball fan in general), I definitely used the excuse/opportunity to catch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. I’d been to Wrigley twice in […]

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Series Recap: Rockies Offense and Runs (Not) Created

Jorge De La Rosa

Series Recap: July 21-23, 2014 Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies It seems a bit foolish to look at the Rockies-Nationals series in a positive way from the Rockies perspective. After all there was offensive ineptitude, a bullpen implosion, and two Rockies stars who joined the ever-growing injury list. But, like the blue moon or the […]

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Rockies Tickets For Series vs Nats 34% Below Average


The Colorado Rockies host the Washington Nationals for a three game series at Coors Field starting Monday night.  Colorado are losers of five straight coming into this series and are in last place in the NL West, currently 14 games back in the division.  Washington, meanwhile, has won two straight as third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has come out swinging […]

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Series Preview – Washington at Colorado – 7/21/14-7/23/14


Washington Nationals (53-43) at Colorado Rockies (40-58) COL at home (24-25), over their last 10 games (3-7) WAS on road (23-23), last 10 games (6-4) Probable Starters: Franklin Morales (5.6 IP, 6.4 SO/9, 3.7 BB/9) vs. Doug Fister (6.5 IP, 5.2 SO/9, 0.9 BB/9)  TBA vs. Jordan Zimmermann (5.9 IP, 8.0 SO/9, 1.6 BB/9) Jorge De […]

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Series Recap: Starting Pitchers Only Rockies Back from Vacation


Series Recap: July 18-20, 2014 Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates The United States is the only advanced economy in the Western world that does not guarantee workers paid vacation. Europeans are guaranteed between 20-30 days per year, and even Canada mandates 10 paid vacation days per year. But, according to a survey from, even […]

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Rooftop Deck Summary — Colorado Rockies Links and Tweets — 07/19/2014

Rooftop Deck is a, well, deck (or stack or summary or whatnot) of articles and tweets, primarily about the Colorado Rockies that are either thought-provoking or funny. (Or at least, we think are thought-provoking or funny). Jaff Jaffe of Sports Illustrated identifies what many of us already know: Troy Tulowitzki is the most indispensable player […]

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Series Preview – Colorado at Pittsburgh – 7/18/14-7/20/14

Colorado Rockies(40-55) at Pittsburgh Pirates (49-46) COL on road (16-30) PIT at home (29-20) Probable Starters: Jorge De La Rosa (5.4 IP, 6.4 SO/9, 3.8 BB/9) vs. Francisco Liriano (5.1 IP, 9.6 SO/9, 5 BB/9) Brett Anderson (5 IP, 4.1 SO/9, 3.6 BB/9) vs. Charlie Morton (6.3 IP, 7.5 SO/9, 3.2 BB/9) Tyler Matzek (6 IP, 5.2 SO/9, […]

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What to Read, 07/18/2014

The underlying theme among the articles in this week’s What to Read is simple: sports matter. Whether it’s personal or social, baseball can be a site of structural inequality, a source of action, and a lens through which to read one’s past. Russell Carleton at Baseball Prospectus wrote (subscription required and encouraged) a must-read piece […]

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Rockies Zingers Minor Leaguers of the MLB Half-Season Awards


It’s the time of the year, the All-Star break, where everyone and their brother hands out some form of mid-season awards. Here at Rockies Zingers, since we’re baseball writers, it is very important that we follow the tradition. The only caveat is these awards are given out to the minor leaguers in the organization. That’s […]

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