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Not His Lucky Day: The Jon Gray Problem

May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

2012 was a rough year for the Colorado Rockies: between the NL lowest 5.22 ERA, an ultimately poor defense, and position players beset by injury, the Rockies struggled to get by with a 64-98 season. Through the misery of the season came a small glimmer of hope, behind the Astros and the Cubs, the [...]

Past and Present: The Rockies and The Mets

May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The New York Mets hold a special place in the history of the Colorado Rockies, on a sunny, slightly windy early April day in 1993, the Rockies played their first major league game ever against the Mets at Shea Stadium. With expansion draft pick David Nied on the mound, the Rockies held off the Mets [...]

A Victor in the Catcher Wars

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The year was 2009, and Colorado Rockies fans were settled deep into one of two metaphorical trenches opposing one another over a vast hellscape cluttered with broken numbers and inundated with a hazy fog of grit.  In one trench waved a banner bearing the name “Iannetta,” and in the other: [...]

The Art of Scorekeeping

April 16, 2016 | 2 Comments

Unlike football, hockey, and basketball, baseball has a system of scorekeeping that can truly be defined as elegant and personal. Since the flow of baseball is rarely impacted by time limits, the metric by which the games passes is broken down into at-bats. Given that each at-bat is a distinct, [...]

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. [...]

Baseball, Muses, and Writing about the Rockies

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last offseason, I wrote a post enumerating different ways a fan could conceivably get their baseball fix between November and February. At the time, though, it nagged at me that there was one great recommendation on there in which I myself had not yet partaken: Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn. Shortly [...]

The Strangest Games in Rockies History: The Conclusion

January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Towards the end of the 2015 regular season the Colorado Rockies played a very strange game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a 16 inning marathon that inspired a quick series by an author who was merely looking for something interesting to write about as another dismal season came to a close. The [...]

The Strangest Games in Rockies History, Part 2(sday)

October 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I started us on a journey chronicling the strangest games in Rockies history (with a brief interlude on Game 163). This was mostly a response to the end of the season and how uninteresting the games had become. But then the playoffs started and, even though the Rockies weren’t [...]

Choose Your Rebuild: AL Playoff Edition

October 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

I wanted to take the time to preview the postseason here on Rockies Zingers but, considering the fact that the Rockies are not only not involved but almost pathetically far away, it didn’t seem quite right. Besides, there are plenty of places where you can read up on the strengths and [...]

Game 163 – An Oral History

October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s not a lot of good going on with the Rockies right now. It’s the end of the season and they’ve already locked up their 3rd 90+ loss season in 4 years. The offseason is looking to be a tumultuous and pivotal one for the future of the franchise. But there will be plenty of [...]
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