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About Jake Shapiro

Born in Chicago, raised in Boulder, I fell in love with the Rockies in 2009 and beautiful Coors Field soon there after. I played baseball throughout high school, stopping after a bevy of injuries (Hi Mark Prior). Now I umpire Little League, and write/podcast about the Rockies and Buffs. I attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I enjoy long walks on the beach, romantic get-a-ways... oh this isn't a dating profile.

I Got Love for Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa

September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve told this story many a time, here once or twice, and I’ve told it directly to Ryan Spilborghs on our RoCkieSiNgerY podcast (episode 14). I started following the Rockies on August 22nd, 2009. Most people don’t have a date, or time when they started following team, or a [...]

Jersey Confidence Index, Rockies edtion: Who should you buy?

August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you been to your local Rockies dugout store lately? Well if you have, or haven’t you know Rockies jerseys are extremely expensive. No doubt a baseball uniform is expensive, but worse, far too often the jersey becomes outdated before you can even get your first mustard stain on it. So [...]

Rockies Let Troy Tulowitzki Leave the Nest and Fly with the Blue Jays

August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

*This was cross posted on* Troy Tulowitzki’s stellar 3-5, one homer, three RBI debut performance for the Toronto Blue Jays was no surprise to this Colorado Rockies fan. Tulo, my beloved Tulo, over whom the Rockies broke my heart, is as good as any player at any position in the [...]

Blue Jays Plus Guest Post – Rockies Trade Tulo: Jays’ Perceptive

August 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

This post is by Ewan Ross from our fellow ESPN Sweetspot Blog In collaboration with Blue Jays Plus, Ewan and I ran posts on each other’s blogs. You can find mine on their site now. Here is Ewan’s which is a great evaluation of the heartbreaking Tulo trade from a Blue [...]

Rockies Trade Tulo, Break My Heart

July 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

Today is the end. Troy Tulowitzki, my favorite player, on my favorite team was traded. I can hardly, type a full sentence without one of the two following emotions setting in, rage, or despair. Today the Rockies broke my heart. For many Rockies fans, the sweep in the World Series in 2007 or [...]

Rockies Second Half Fantasy Watch

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

This one is for all you fantasy baseball lovers out there and/or anybody who is just interested in who I think will do what in the second half. First I’ll evaluate who I think are guys to get your hands on, second I’ll look at guys you may want to sell high on. It doesn’t matter [...]

A Total Chad Bettis

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The twenty-six year-old Texan right-hander Chad Bettis has quickly and quietly become the Colorado Rockies best pitcher. In 49 and two-thirds innings since his call up in mid-May Bettis has been great, pitching a 3.44 ERA, in eight starts with a 3-2 record. This isn’t the first time [...]

It Is Time for Jon Gray

June 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jon Gray do you know the name? Oh yes you do. Jon Gray as in Rockies prize pitching prospect Jon Gray. The 23 year-old Gray is currently playing in Triple-A for the Albuquerque Isotopes and looking at it from the outside Gray is boasting a not-so-good five ERA in 12 games. But that is far from the [...]

2015 Draft: Third Pick

June 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Major League Baseball’s Rule Four Draft is Monday June 8th, and your Colorado Rockies have the third overall pick. This draft while not very deep has some guys at the top who could turn into some very good position players, but the 2015 draft does not have a great amount of pitching. For the [...]

Ingenuity NOT Desperation

June 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

There’s a fine line between ingenuity and desperation. A line somewhere between playing Micheal Cuddyer at third and using defensive shifts. This line can be skewed and sometimes it becomes unclear where this line is, particularly when your ballclub isn’t performing well. The Rockies [...]
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