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About Richard Bergstrom

Originally from Chicago and after an extensive tour of most of the western United States, this is my second stint in Denver. I've lived here since 2004 and go to quite a few Rockies games, especially Rockies fireworks games! When I'm not writing about baseball, I enjoy karaoke downtown, a bit of poker and a bit too much of my iPad.

Rockies Zingers Closing and The Future

January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

Hello all, I wanted to formally announce, on the eve of its three year anniversary, that Rockies Zingers will be closing down. Truth be told, we’ve been pretty M.I.A. since mid June anyway. Before I started to write, I’d been encouraged by quite a few people in the baseball community to [...]

The Rockies Can Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence

May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

We try not to get too stern here at Rockies Zingers. Baseball’s supposed to be a fun game after all. Sure, we’ll get serious. We’ll walk through the numbers with the best of them, dissecting a player and critiquing their performance. We’ll also get sentimental, wallowing [...]

Rethinking Rockies Outfielder Positioning

April 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

One of the things I’ve done for fun the last few years is attend the SABR Analytics conference that takes place in Arizona during Spring Training. Though this year’s conference was sponsored by the Rockies, unlike the prior two years, the Rockies didn’t have representatives on any [...]

A Tale of Two BABIPs – Nolan Arenado vs DJ LeMahieu

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the fun things about chatting around #Rockies Twitter is the statistical discussions that pop out of it. Now, 140 characters usually isn’t a great forum for a hypothetical debate, but it is a good venue for getting some ideas to research. Tonight, I posed a question towards the Root [...]

Keep Calm and Rock On

April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

About the front office, “Lost… Clueless…” About “cheap” owners, “Ownership is either unable to roll out big money for a star who can help them win a World Series or they are unable to do it.” About a general manager, “You’re in over your head. [...]

Rockies Wars : Episode April 2016

April 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

This is a Rockies Star Wars parody. Any resemblance to any player or droid, in this universe or another, might be coincidental. (Click BB-8 below for a neat intro. Caution: It does have sound.) Outside an abandoned escape pod at the desert city of Scottsdale, Arizona, a tall golden robot and a [...]

Call of Duty: Rockies and Video Games

September 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you follow the Twitter accounts of Charlie Blackmon (@Chuck_Nazty) and Christian Friedrich (@CFried12), you might’ve noticed over the last year that they’re pretty big into gaming. At one point, Charlie Blackmon even credited video gaming with the hot start he had to his 2014 season. [...]

Series Not Recapped – Why Were The Rockies Consistently Bad?

September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

So, this was supposed to be a recap of the 9/14-9/16 series between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It might be easy to say that everything that could be said about the Rockies losing has already been said, but… well, yeah, it is easy in a way. Again Rockies pitcher X [...]

Throwing It Out There – Vote #Tulo

July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Troy Tulowitzki was added to a final five vote-off for the last slot on the National League roster for the 2015 All-Star Game, I was glad to help promote his cause. The trick is, Tulo isn’t a self-promoting kind of guy. He told Nick Groke from the Denver Post “Can I have fun with [...]

Series Recap 7/2-7/5: Sometimes It’s Not The Starting Pitching

July 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Rockies haven’t run on all cylinders this season. At various times, it’s either the offense or the pitching that’s not working. In the current chapter, there’s a bit of a weird reverse battle going on among the starting pitching staff. While calls to promote Jon Gray [...]
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