Mayor Michael B. Hancock paints the annual Colorado Rockies Purple Stripe down Blake Street in Denver, with the help of Denver Public Works crews.
—Photo by Jordyn Siemens
Friday, April 8, marks the 21st Colorado Rockies home opener at Coors Field. On Thursday morning, Mayor Michael Hancock helped the Denver Public Works crews paint the "Colorado Rockies Purple Stripe" on Blake Street, stretching from 22nd to 19th streets. The purple stripe has been a symbolic...
April 7 2016, 12:35 PM
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The beginning of the baseball season has always inspired optimism, rejuvenation, and a ton of sappy cliches.
Everyone's in first place on Opening Day!
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Wait 'til this year!
And so on.
As Denver gears up for the Rockies' home opener on Friday—yet...
April 10 2015, 9:00 AM
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You can find reasons to admonish almost everything about the Colorado Rockies—from the mascot to the management. But you must admit, Denver does opening day right. Fans literally paint the town purple as though they are paying homage to Katharine Lee Bates's famous line in "America the Beautiful":...
April 9 2015, 11:00 AM
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A dark cloud engulfed Colorado Rockies fans last summer as the Mile High City met another lost season with resignation. Since 2009’s playoff berth, this sense of defeat is a summer ritual in Denver. Usually, spring training and the Arizona temperatures burn off some of the haze and inject...
April 3 2015, 11:10 AM
Peteybird, with its pink ice cream sandwich–peddling bikes, is back. After hibernating for the winter, the cycles will again take to the streets Friday, April 4, to hand out free ice cream sandwiches. Coinciding with the Colorado Rockies' opening day, the two bikes will pedal...
April 4 2014, 10:00 AM
It's opening day for the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. I’ve already encountered a mass of people donned in purple and black, but come 2:10 p.m., my seat is in row three, seat nine, of the 5280 office.
I did try to find my way into the Rockpile today, but for the second lottery in as...
April 9 2012, 1:01 PM
Colorado Rockies Opening Day 2011
April 1 2011, 3:19 PM