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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"

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Colorado Rockies
  • NHL Boston Bruins
  • General NFL: I don't have a favorite team, just like to watch for the action when there's no baseball
Recent Activity
I see nothing wrong with this
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Jorge De La Rosa impresses, Carlos Gonzalez gets a day off on Jul 24 2014, 4:09p - 2 replies
You won't be able to move him right now
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Jorge De La Rosa impresses, Carlos Gonzalez gets a day off on Jul 24 2014, 3:15p - 1 reply
If you're talking about Logan
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Jorge De La Rosa impresses, Carlos Gonzalez gets a day off on Jul 24 2014, 3:03p - 1 reply
But if they saw something they didn't like in the MRI
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Jorge De La Rosa impresses, Carlos Gonzalez gets a day off on Jul 24 2014, 2:59p - 1 reply
Not in this branch of the discussion
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Jorge De La Rosa impresses, Carlos Gonzalez gets a day off on Jul 24 2014, 2:57p - 1 reply
I'm not so sure the Astros handled that one very well
Commented on Thursday Rockpile: Jorge De La Rosa impresses, Carlos Gonzalez gets a day off on Jul 24 2014, 2:51p - 5 replies
It's a lot easier to get a hit when you have four strikes to work with as Pence did on that bases clearing bloop
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 11:11p
Real slide started June 17th
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 11:01p - 1 reply
I did
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:59p
MLB just did the Yankees an enormous favor
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:54p - 3 replies
The team was sliding when he started wearing his socks like that
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:51p
If Baltimore stumbles in August
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:44p - 1 reply
Lincecum only started pitching well five starts ago
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:42p - 2 replies
Beckett went on the DL exposing a hole in the back of their rotation
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:36p - 1 reply
Although I guess the answer may just be to take the 15 lowest revenue teams
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:31p - 2 replies
The five "top ten low revenue" teams who are also eligible for the Comp balance Pick lottery despite being in larger MSA areas
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:11p
True
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 10:05p - 3 replies
Not sure about that
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 9:12p
It's the ten smallest markets AND the ten smallest revenue clubs
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 9:06p - 1 reply
Baltimore is in a position where they're more likely to make a bad deal than most teams
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 9:01p - 1 reply
You're right
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:54p
Yes
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:51p - 1 reply
Actually we didn't do too well here after our awful 2011 season
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:46p - 1 reply
15 teams are ALWAYS eligible for these picks based on being in small markets and / or having small payrolls
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:44p - 2 replies
The big potential difference between this and the Ubaldo situation is the Qualifying Offer
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:36p - 1 reply
Good news here
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:30p - 1 reply
If the right offer comes along it's certainly not a bad idea
Commented on Game wrap: gather 'round, kids, as I tell the tall tale of the Rockies winning 6-4 on Jul 23 2014, 8:13p
Nationals 7, Rockies 4: Rockies' bullpen implodes again on the way to a seventh consecutive loss
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 1:42a
Game No. 100: Zimmermann vs. Flande
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 8:30p
Awesome piece here breaking down Tulo's swing and why he's been so good this season.
Commented on Tuesday Rockpile: Walt Weiss reportedly not seeing eye to eye with Rockies' front office on Jul 22 2014, 10:59a - 2 replies
Monday Rockpile: Rockies' bullpen on pace to be worst this millennium according to 1 very telling stat
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 12:04p
Twins 9, Rockies 3: Rockies play terrible baseball, get the result they deserve
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 9:18p
Five hits for Balckmon
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 7:22p - 2 replies
I'd rather see them beat Atlanta
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 7:10p
D'Backs beat the Giants
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 7:01p - 2 replies
Unfortunately it's going to be difficult now because the bullpen is the best part of this Twins team
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 6:17p - 1 reply
Although he's also walking almost nobody this year too
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 6:10p
He's really just the same pitcher not pitching in Yankee Stadium
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 6:09p - 2 replies
Yeah
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 5:45p
Baseball Gods must have forget he's not on the Rockies anymore
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 5:38p - 2 replies
Either way he should have been safe
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 5:29p - 2 replies
rWAR is better for measuring what pitchers have done in the past
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 4:30p - 1 reply
He was more lucky than good getting out of that
Commented on Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek on Jul 12 2014, 4:29p - 1 reply
Game No. 94: Correia vs. Matzek
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 4:00p
Game No. 94 Preview: Correia vs. Matzek
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 2:04p
Saturday Pebble Report: Jayson Aquino and Alex Balog each have their best start of the season
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 12:00p
With Butler and Lyles about to make rehab starts and four off days coming up thanks to the All Star Break
Commented on Saturday rockpile: Rockies roster set to improve in second half on Jul 12 2014, 10:45a - 3 replies
On another note
Commented on Rockies 6, Twins 2: Jorge De La Rosa sharp, Troy Tulowitzki homers in Carlos Gonzalez's return on Jul 12 2014, 1:58a - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Rockies 6, Twins 2: Jorge De La Rosa sharp, Troy Tulowitzki homers in Carlos Gonzalez's return on Jul 12 2014, 12:22a
And tonight their offense wasn't even their biggest contribution of the game
Commented on Rockies 6, Twins 2: Jorge De La Rosa sharp, Troy Tulowitzki homers in Carlos Gonzalez's return on Jul 12 2014, 12:19a - 1 reply
Rockies are undefeated since Dick Monfort suggested the franchise needed to be moved
Commented on Rockies 6, Twins 2: Jorge De La Rosa sharp, Troy Tulowitzki homers in Carlos Gonzalez's return on Jul 12 2014, 12:11a - 4 replies
It's too bad this team never stays healthy
Commented on Twins vs. Rockies Game Thread on Jul 11 2014, 9:48p
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