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Love baseball, the Rockies, and Troy Tulowitzki....

"It is played everywhere: in parks and playgrounds, prison yards, in back alleys and farmers’ fields; by small boys and old men, raw amateurs and millionaire professionals. It is a leisurely game that demands blinding speed; the only game in which the defense has the ball. It follows the seasons, beginning each year with the fond expectancy of springtime and ending with the hard facts of autumn.

Americans have played baseball for nearly 200 years; while they conquered a continent, warred with each other and with enemies abroad, struggled over labor and civil rights, and with the meaning of freedom.

At its heart lie mythic contradictions: a pastoral game born in crowded cities, an exhilarating democratic sport that tolerates cheating, and has excluded as many as it has included. A profoundly conservative game that often manages to be years ahead of its time. It is an American Odyssey that links sons and daughters to fathers and grandfathers, and it reflects a host of age-old American tensions; between workers and owners, scandal and reform, the individual and the collective.

It is a haunted game in which every player is measured with the ghosts of those who have gone before. Most of all though, it is about time and timelessness, speed and grace, failure and loss, imperishable hope, and coming home."

- Opening to Ken Burns' "Baseball"

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The two lowest scoring teams in the AL this season are the Yankees and Red Sox
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Matt McBride's grand slam lifts Rockies to win over Kansas City on Aug 21 2014, 1:48p - 1 reply
I don't know about most of the Giants players nowadays, and I'd actually prefer more eloquent criticism than those three words (I've never typed them)
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Matt McBride's grand slam lifts Rockies to win over Kansas City on Aug 21 2014, 1:44p - 3 replies
It's an interesting situation
Commented on Rockies 5, Royals 2: Jorge De La Rosa, Matt McBride are grand in Coors Field win on Aug 21 2014, 1:11a - 1 reply
Rockies 5, Royals 2: Jorge De La Rosa, Matt McBride are grand in Coors Field win
Posted on Aug 21 2014, 12:30a
What's really interesting is that you could have all the teams with the major front line starting pitching in the AL
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 11:24p - 2 replies
Or
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 10:06p - 3 replies
He looks to be the new Mark Reynolds
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:59p - 1 reply
Astros score four in the seventh to take a 5-2 lead over the Yankees (Esmil Rogers was the culprit)
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:56p - 2 replies
Maybe the problem with the bullpen WPA is years that end in four
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:48p - 1 reply
Reds are 18-31 in one run games this season
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:47p
I actually don't mind the Little League World Series
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:40p
Hopefully that's it but that still seems extreme to me
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:37p
On Monday night when Chicago faced Rhode Island in the LLWS
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:33p - 2 replies
This is actually extremely concerning
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:29p - 1 reply
Average attendance for the first place Royals: 23,464
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 9:24p
I don't think it would be wise to cast such a macro net over an issue that needs significantly more research as well as micro attention
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 8:50p - 1 reply
They may be part of it
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 8:49p
Although the good news is that three of the four hits in the inning were well placed ground balls
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 8:47p - 2 replies
Jon Gray's already allowed three runs in the first inning in Tulsa tonight
Commented on Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 8:40p - 6 replies
Game No. 126: Duffy vs. De La Rosa
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:30p
Since the Rockies score so many more runs at home than on the road
Commented on A way too in-depth look at the Rockies and cheap tacos on Aug 20 2014, 7:45p
MLB has a real mess on their hands if the Giants playoff chances come down to the last day of the season
Commented on Carlos Gonzalez has knee surgery, may be out for beginning of spring training on Aug 20 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
for Never
Voted on Aug 20 2014, 6:55p
Senzatela's last nine starts
Commented on Rockies prospects Antonio Senzatela, Raimel Tapia shine in Asheville's 6-1 win on Aug 20 2014, 5:59p
Well, it looks like the devil is finally coming to collect on what once seemed like a never ending parade of good fortune for the San Francisco Giants
Commented on Royals 7, Rockies 4: The Rockies' bullpen continues to be an abomination on Aug 20 2014, 3:54a - 4 replies
One positive thing I didn't get to mention
Commented on Royals 7, Rockies 4: The Rockies' bullpen continues to be an abomination on Aug 20 2014, 3:13a - 3 replies
Royals 7, Rockies 4: The Rockies' bullpen continues to be an abomination
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 2:10a
Cincinnati has had three days from hell
Commented on Game No. 125 rally overflow thread on Aug 19 2014, 11:48p - 2 replies
Overflow
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 11:22p
Game No. 125 rally overflow thread
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 11:21p
I believe he's making the league minimum right now so he won't be getting a pay cut
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 11:18p - 2 replies
Trevor Story notches a base hit and puts the Drillers back on top
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 10:46p - 1 reply
This bullpen could light an ocean on fire
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 10:44p - 3 replies
Modesto is not as much a pitcher's park
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 10:32p - 1 reply
He's 20
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 10:19p
They let him have the seventh and the move paid off
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 10:06p
7 hits, one run
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:52p
Anderson is through six innings on 82 pitches while allowing just one run
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:51p - 1 reply
Yep
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:39p
That is one expensive relief pitcher
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:38p - 3 replies
Horrendous throw by DJ
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:37p - 1 reply
Gahhhh
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:34p - 1 reply
They're still in it of course, but damn they would be right there with Fernandez
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:17p - 1 reply
It's looking more and more like the Jose Fernandez injury
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 9:16p - 2 replies
BABIP vs. left = .385
Commented on Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek on Aug 19 2014, 8:51p - 1 reply
Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 8:40p
If the Rockies can land Cuddyer at that price (I think he'll be more expensive)
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 2:00p
It's a combination of factors (some of which you mention)
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:53p - 1 reply
The way I'm starting to look at it is that Cargo and Cuddyer can't both be on this team next season, or at least shouldn't be
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:44p - 4 replies
Play shallow to cut off base hits and learn the bounces off those shallow walls
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:38p - 1 reply
By not being good
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:33p - 1 reply
Other positions are factored in
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:32p - 3 replies
For all we know he could be wearing that too
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:25p
Or to put it another way
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:24p - 1 reply
It's going to have to be mostly through Defensive Runs saved because UZR only goes back to 2002
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:18p
Last two years in Minnesota according to Defensive Runs saved which takes all of his defensive numbers at different positions into account and molds it into one number...
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:15p - 1 reply
Looks like Dickerson's been wearing Tulo's batting gloves
Commented on Corey Dickerson named NL player of the week on Aug 19 2014, 1:08p - 3 replies
So Tri-City is playing a bit of a wild one tonight
Commented on Rockies prospects: Raimel Tapia, Correlle Prime stay hot for Asheville on Aug 19 2014, 1:13a - 1 reply
To be fair
Commented on Monday Rockpile: The Rockies finally give their fans something good on Aug 19 2014, 12:38a - 1 reply
I saw someone last week on another non SB Nation board (my fault for reading I guess)
Commented on Monday Rockpile: The Rockies finally give their fans something good on Aug 19 2014, 12:34a - 1 reply
This is why he's on of the most important pieces on the Red Sox going forward
Commented on Monday Rockpile: The Rockies finally give their fans something good on Aug 19 2014, 12:32a
Yasiel Puig is up there (although he has been better of late)
Commented on Monday Rockpile: The Rockies finally give their fans something good on Aug 19 2014, 12:13a
Yeah, that's an uphill battle if you're trying to get all 53 guys who appeared in any game that season
Commented on Monday Rockpile: The Rockies finally give their fans something good on Aug 19 2014, 12:11a
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