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Selected Unpublished Excerpts of Rockies Thoughts and Songs

March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

With Colorado Rockies Opening Day fast approaching, I tasked our archivist to locate some high quality inspirational quotes and songs to assist any wayward fans into getting in the proper mindset. I apologize but my archivist is underpaid, so this is all the quality he was able to procure. Let us [...]

Best Colorado Rockies Rotation in History… but are they good?

March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The perpetual problem for the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field has been with run prevention. The two most recent years that the Colorado Rockies made the playoffs, 2007 and 2009, were years where the Rockies were league average in run prevention. In recent years, to combat the effects of altitude, [...]

Montreal, Baseball City: a Review of Up, Up, and Away, by Jonah Keri

March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Jonah Keri. Up, Up, and Away: the Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business of Baseball and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2014 There are numerous connections I could cite to persuade you that reading a book review [...]

A Fowler Front Office?

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Sunday edition of the Houston Chronicle appeared a story by Evan Drellich about former Colorado Rockies and new Houston Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler. Part of the article discusses Fowler feeling that the trade gives him “a new beginning”. Juxtaposed with that is the observation of [...]

More on Morneau

March 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Going into the offseason, the Colorado Rockies needed to find a solution to replace the dearly retired Todd Helton. It turns out they decided to open the checkbook and, on December 3rd, 2013, the Colorado Rockies agreed to a two year, $14 million dollar deal with longtime Twin and mini-Pirate [...]

Rooftop Deck – 3/21/14

March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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, I think are thought-provoking or funny). Jeff Wiser, one of our friends at Inside the ‘Zona, a member of the [...]

Attention Celebrities The Colorado Rockies Need You to Win!

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrities, the Colorado Rockies have a problem that has gone criminally unnoticed. You see, we have a baseball team in a fanatical sports town with a great music scene and hip-hopping night life. There’s only one thing we are missing… celebrity fans!   Dalje.com I sense skepticism. My [...]

Statistics and Storytelling

March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The first time I read WAR next to a player’s name, with the implication that it was supposed to tell me something, in my head I pronounced it like “star.” In my mind’s eye I can see myself slowly mouthing W…A…R. It felt strange to think about someone’s “war,” which I suppose is [...]

Rockies Bodies in Motion – Recap of 3/16 Game Vs Dodgers

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve had a blast in Arizona attending the SABR Analytics conference but I couldn’t put the icing on the cake until I went to a Colorado Rockies spring training game. Unfortunately I ran out of frosting since I used up all the battery power in all my devices and, having checked out of my hotel, [...]
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