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DeepPurple

  • joined Mar 31, 2008
  • last login Apr 10, 2014
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An older Row guy at 61; lifelong sports fan. Grew up in Denver, saw my first pro baseball game in 1960 at Bears Stadium. First MLB game was Mets vs.Giants at Candlestick in 1969. Also been to games at Wrigley, old Busch, and old Yankee Stadium. Lived in KC from 1977-80 on a job assignment. My apt. was near Royals Stadium and I went to many games in the late 70s during KC's winning years. Don't remember much of young Clint Hurdle as a player, maybe it was mostly hype. I don't attend sports events as much as I used to--have become more of a media junkie with TV and computer. To borrow from the late Jim McKay, I love sports for the human drama of it all; the thrill of victory, but oh the agony of crushing defeats. By now I can deal with both, at least I like to think so.

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Was Reggie Jackson prophetic about Coors?

Reggie Jackson had a memorable quote when he came to Denver as an adviser with the New York Yankees for a pair of exhibition games against the Rockies to open the new Coors Field in late March...

MLB Network (Alanna Rizzo) sits down with Jamie Moyer

MLB Network takes a look Jamie Moyer's quest to make the Colorado Rockies. (03/10/12 posted video)

Alanna Rizzo's farewell with Drew Goodman on ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain; Feb. 4, 2012.

Alanna Rizzo's farewell with Drew Goodman on ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain; Feb. 4, 2012.

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Soul searching time (Official Vent Thread)

I've followed the Colorado Rockies passionately since their inaugural game in 1993.  Although the Rox have had some historically miserable losing streaks--often in May, June or July--I can never...

Now that's baseball-plus sized hail! Huge hailstones that fell in West Wichita, Kansas, on...

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Now that's baseball-plus sized hail! Huge hailstones that fell in West Wichita, Kansas, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.

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Five killer blown-lead losses that ruined Rox 2010 playoff chances

To this die-hard Colorado Rockies fan, the far too many blown-lead losses after Rockies rallies this year ultimately proved to be the team's doom in 2010 (i.e. no playoffs).  The five games...

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Late comebacks can be habit forming

How ironic that the Rockies went their first 70 games this year without a single comeback win after the 7th inning--the only team in the majors without a late comeback W--and now they've done the...

Dan O'Dowd reflects on the Rockies and their playoff run

An informal interview with Dan O'Dowd on Denver radio KHOW 630 Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14. Starts at 24:20 in the hour, runs about 10 min. Caplis and Silverman Radio Rewind WEDNESDAY 10-14-09 4:00 PM HOUR

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Weather Impact

A friend of mine in the weather business is out with this special update for Saturday...it's looking miserable for Denver: Winter-like weather could impact Rockies vs Phillies playoff series The...

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Playoff times?

MLB will announce official game times later today, but a St. Louis source has both the Rockies @ Phillies games (Wed. & Thurs.) starting at 1PM MDT.   They also expect the Dodgers @ Cards to...

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A night at Coors Field & guess who reads Purple Row?

U. of Utah alumni night at Coors Field 7/24 vs. SF was mostly a bummer of a game...little offense...fans sitting around me in my group, a lot of first-timers this year from what I could...

This photo of Folsom Field looking west during the KSU game on Oct. 18 was taken by Alex Benison...

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This photo of Folsom Field looking west during the KSU game on Oct. 18 was taken by Alex Benison (Bio,Psych’05), a PhD candidate in neuroscience, from the stadium’s Byron R. White Club Level.

Most cherished Holliday memory #2 The Holliday Hop - launching grand slam in Rockies historic...

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Most cherished Holliday memory #2 The Holliday Hop - launching grand slam in Rockies historic comeback 18-17 win over Marlins; July 4, 2008.
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Low blow video travels far

Originally, I made the YouTube low-blow on Josh Smith video as a quick add-on to game comments in RalphieReport to show what a cheap hit it was on J Fly.  But over the last couple of days...

Dirty hit on Josh Smith in KSU-Colorado game

Dirty hit on Josh Smith in KSU-Colorado game

I thought this was pretty cool, and I bet Spilly did, too.

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I thought this was pretty cool, and I bet Spilly did, too.

John Leyba/Denver Post, AP Dressed like waitresses at a Hooter's restaurant, rookie members of the...

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John Leyba/Denver Post, AP Dressed like waitresses at a Hooter's restaurant, rookie members of the San Diego Padres head back to the clubhouse after posing for a photograph in Coors Field as part of rookie hazing after the Padres' 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday.
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Will Holliday join the 30/30 Club?

Matt Holliday has 24 home runs and 25 stolen bases thru Aug. 31. Will he become the 4th Rockie all-time to make the 30/30 Club?  Other Rockies to do it are Larry Walker, 49 home runs,  33 stolen...

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Helton an albatross?

The sports editor of my local paper, The Daily Times-Call (Longmont, CO) , seems to think the Rockies are forever doomed because of the Todd Helton situation:  Keeping Helton will haunt Rox S...

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Machine's innings to be throttled

Jhoulys Chacin with his combined 15-1 season record goes again for Modesto this evening in a 6:05p.m. PDT start. Irv Moss of the Denver Post footnotes this morning… (Rockies’ director of...

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The Freak - Tim Lincecum

Fascinating cover story on Giants phenom pitcher Tim Lincecum in the latest Sports Illustrated.  The guy is all of 5"10", 172 lbs. For those Rockies fans with 20/10 hindsight, the article points...

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Chacin going to Nuts

Chacin's  dominance earns him a promotion So 20-yr old Venezuelan pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is moving to high A ball at Modesto.  With continued dominance, AA Tulsa should be next this...

Oh those maple bats Home plate umpire Brian O'Nora runs towards the Royals dugout after a broken bat from Kansas City Royals' Miguel Olivo struck him in the head in the second inning during Tuesday's June 24, 2008, baseball game between the Kansas City R

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Oh those maple bats Home plate umpire Brian O'Nora runs towards the Royals dugout after a broken bat from Kansas City Royals' Miguel Olivo struck him in the head in the second inning during Tuesday's June 24, 2008, baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. O'Nora had to leave the game following the accident. JOHN SLEEZER/Kansas City Star

Greg Reynolds gets cremed

Greg Reynolds gets cremed

Concentration Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday hits a RBI single during the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game in Denver, Tuesday, April 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Concentration Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday hits a RBI single during the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game in Denver, Tuesday, April 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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A little perspective

There are many, many examples of eventual playoff teams getting off to slow starts.  Just two years ago, the Rockies went into San Diego during the first week (games 4, 5 and 6) and crushed the...

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Royal remedy?

Not that I expect history to repeat itself, but the last time the KC Royals came into Coors it triggered a big turnaround in a dismal Rockies season.  It was late June 2005 the Rockies were 22-48...

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S.I. Props Iannetta

From the Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Preview issue out today...8 Who May be GreatThe Quick Study: Chris Iannetta Posted: Thursday March 22, 2007 11:59AM   By Albert Chen[editor's note, by Rox...

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MVB: Rox Girl

That's right, Most Valuable Blogger.Add me to the growing list of Rockies fans who have come to marvel at Purple Row and the terrific content provided by Rox Girl.This is quality stuff, folks, and...

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Golden Right Side

Looking at final season stats, not only should Jamey Carroll have the inside track on a NL Gold Glove but the entire Rockies right side of Carroll, Helton, and Hawpe is deserving.Carroll committed...

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