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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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  • 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
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Rockies 3, Padres 2: Juan Nicasio, excellent defense, Petco park, and the back of the bullpen stifle San Diego's attack
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 3:15a
They were pissed until Pagan took a weak swing at a pitch out there and got an infield hit.
Commented on Game 15 overflow on Apr 16 2014, 1:49a
How cute
Commented on Game 15 overflow on Apr 16 2014, 1:43a - 6 replies
He obviously subscribes to the Flintstones universe where humans and dinosaurs lived side by side
Commented on Game 15 overflow on Apr 16 2014, 1:12a - 1 reply
Sure hope Rockies pitching gets that strike for the next two innings
Commented on Game 15 overflow on Apr 16 2014, 1:09a - 2 replies
.
Commented on Game 15 overflow on Apr 16 2014, 12:30a - 3 replies
Overflow
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 16 2014, 12:16a
Game 15 overflow
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 12:15a
They did not want any part of him
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 15 2014, 11:52p
CNN has completely bastardized the term "Breaking News"
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 15 2014, 10:54p - 2 replies
There were also those 1,500 people in the freezing North Atlantic
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 15 2014, 10:43p - 4 replies
Is this a more or less confident declarative statement
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 15 2014, 10:33p - 1 reply
Well, it's coming...
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 15 2014, 10:24p - 1 reply
It's about to start snowing in your area
Commented on Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin on Apr 15 2014, 10:21p - 1 reply
Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 10:03p
Cite three plays this season where you feel he should have made a catch / made a play and didn't because of this "apathy"
Commented on Game 15 Preview: Juan Nicasio looks to bail out the Rockies for the second time this season after losing three of four on the road on Apr 15 2014, 10:02p
Watch them lose three out of four here but win the JDLR / Cashner game
Commented on Game 15 Preview: Juan Nicasio looks to bail out the Rockies for the second time this season after losing three of four on the road on Apr 15 2014, 9:50p - 3 replies
Because nobody on this team is going to start every game
Commented on Game 15 Preview: Juan Nicasio looks to bail out the Rockies for the second time this season after losing three of four on the road on Apr 15 2014, 9:42p - 1 reply
Game 15 Preview: Juan Nicasio looks to bail out the Rockies for the second time this season after losing three of four on the road
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 9:00p
As far as Brothers is concerned
Commented on Padres 5, Rockies 4: Walks, lack of late offense doom Rockies on Apr 15 2014, 3:12a - 2 replies
Difference in the game...
Commented on Padres 5, Rockies 4: Walks, lack of late offense doom Rockies on Apr 15 2014, 2:59a - 3 replies
His Carlos Marmol impersonation
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 1:20a
It just has that feeling that it's gonna take more than four to win this game doesn't it?
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 1:18a
It's small sample size
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 1:14a
They've scored more runs in the 8th than any other inning so far this season
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 1:01a - 2 replies
That's why I say that
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 1:00a - 1 reply
The decision of who pitches the 8th inning is a very, very interesting one.
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 12:56a - 1 reply
Nope
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 12:50a
It's not jdfree
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 12:50a - 4 replies
Are you saying Drew is more reliable on this subject than the doctors?
Commented on Game 14 Overflow on Apr 15 2014, 12:12a - 1 reply
You have 1633 recs
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 11:51p
So has the rest of the AL East though
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 11:49p
I think Northsider actually has the best ratio of comments to recs
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 11:46p - 1 reply
Not even close
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 11:46p
The BABIP dragon can't hurt you when you hit it over the wall
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 11:39p - 4 replies
They actually had him pretty off balance and he's gotten a little pull happy the last couple of games
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 11:38p
Jordan Lyles must like pitching for the Rockies more than Houston
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 10:51p - 2 replies
Tulo was like
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 10:49p
Also
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 10:28p
You mean like when he Sac Flied the winning run home on Saturday?
Commented on Rockies Game 14 Thread: Jordan Lyles vs. Eric Stults on Apr 14 2014, 10:21p - 1 reply
This is very fair
Commented on The myth of Matt Belisle's demise on Apr 14 2014, 10:01p
Now this is actually a thing
Commented on The myth of Matt Belisle's demise on Apr 14 2014, 9:48p - 1 reply
The myth of Matt Belisle's demise
Posted on Apr 14 2014, 2:36p
It's a million times easier to manage a pitching staff when none of your starters ever go on the DL
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 2:19p - 1 reply
I actually think the six divisions from top to bottom may be the closest they've ever been since we've gone to the six division alignment
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 2:17p - 3 replies
That "AAA San Diego" team from last April
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 2:12p - 1 reply
And this also assumes Bumgarner and Cain don't become ineffective
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 2:08p - 2 replies
Totally agree Bumgarner didn't pitch well
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
The only reason the Giants were a better team this weekend is because the Rockies ran into the Bumgarner, Cain, Hudson part of their rotation
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 1:42p - 3 replies
The biggest difference between this year and last year's team is depth
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 1:35p - 1 reply
Neither am I
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 12:36p - 2 replies
Yes
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 12:34p - 1 reply
I think this is probably the most encouraging thing about this team so far
Commented on Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell on Apr 14 2014, 12:25p - 1 reply
Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell
Posted on Apr 14 2014, 12:04p
for Tyler Chatwood is back, baby!
Voted on Apr 14 2014, 12:55a
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