A fond farewell to a scintillating but confounding talent
As the Rockies were losing their game to the Cubs last night in the most Rockie-ish of ways—with their pitchers blowing leads both early and late—the fact that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had departed just before the bottom on the ninth inning elicited the sort of "uh-oh" Denver fans have become...
July 28 2015, 11:02 AM
This is Nolan's house; Tulo and CarGo just live there. Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Fans and observers of Colorado baseball have spent the past several years obsessing about the Rockies' two marquee players. Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez have long had the potential to be one of baseball's best duos, only they haven't been able to stay healthy enough for that to matter....
July 1 2015, 9:06 AM
Nolan Arenado talks to Denver media after a Colorado Rockies victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, including MLB.com writer Tracy Ringolsby.
After a Colorado Rockies victory, it’s a common sight—Nolan Arenado holding audience with the assembled media in the clubhouse. In his third Major League season, Arenado’s maturity at the plate is reflected in his thoughtful answers to questions about unbelievable fielding plays and rising home run...
June 29 2015, 11:00 AM
This, they don't need. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
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
—Courtesy of Shutterstock
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
Will Tulo be wearing different colors in 2015?
That was the likely reaction of Rockies fans everywhere to the report that the team would listen to trade offers during the offseason for its two best players. If that sounds contradictory or illogical, well, that's Rockies baseball.
Owner Dick Monfort has spent the past...
November 7 2014, 11:00 AM
If the Rockies' new GM wants some ideas, he should pay attention to what's happening in Wrigley Field.
As the 2014 Kansas City Royals continue to do their spot-on impersonation of the 2007 Colorado Rockies, it's been fun to remember what winning was like. Not that Colorado fans know much about that these days. In fact, when you ponder the Rockies' recent—and unexpected—front office shakeup, the team...
October 20 2014, 10:07 AM
Remember this guy?
If anyone is still paying attention, the primary drama surrounding the Rockies' final weekend of 2014 will revolve around whether the team can avoid losing 95 games for the second time in three years. Even though their record is 66-93 heading into their series with the Dodgers, Los Angeles clinched...
September 26 2014, 12:00 PM