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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'm picturing a line graph with each team moving further above or further below zero as the season progresses month by month
Commented on Five key numbers for the Rockies so far on Apr 24 2014, 1:18a
Interesting question
Commented on Five key numbers for the Rockies so far on Apr 24 2014, 1:16a - 2 replies
What an ugly day for the offense on the farm
Commented on Rockies prospects: Ryan McMahon is unstoppable on Apr 24 2014, 1:08a
And the three hits he gave up were all on the ground
Commented on Rockies prospects: Ryan McMahon is unstoppable on Apr 24 2014, 1:07a
Here's another number
Commented on Five key numbers for the Rockies so far on Apr 24 2014, 12:08a - 2 replies
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Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:53p - 2 replies
Not this obvious
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:43p
More....
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:37p - 3 replies
Can't wait till Girardi takes the podium
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:35p - 1 reply
Normally I'd be over to Phils / Dodgers by now but tonight is a must watch post game
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:34p - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:30p - 1 reply
Calls it
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:30p - 2 replies
Dennis Eckersley is kiiling Pineda on the post game show!
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:28p - 3 replies
Disastrous game for the Yankees!
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 10:24p - 1 reply
I don't want to nitpick every little detail of this game
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 9:37p
If it has
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 9:06p
I'd say 5-1
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 9:04p
Not even going to try to break down everything in this game
Commented on Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker on Apr 23 2014, 9:02p - 1 reply
Michael Pinada just got thrown out of a game for a foreign substance on his neck
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:51p - 4 replies
Quality of hitters is gonna really drop off after Rosario
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:34p - 3 replies
Yep
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:32p
Well
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:30p - 1 reply
It seems like Pence is leading off every inning.
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:11p
I think that's the problem
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:07p - 1 reply
It's pretty darn close
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:06p - 1 reply
Gutierrez, Petit, and Romo
Commented on Game 23 Overflow on Apr 23 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
Overflow...
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:47p
I'll get on it.
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:47p
Game 23 Overflow
Posted on Apr 23 2014, 6:46p
Pitching has been bad
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:43p
WOW
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:37p
Sometimes it really pays to be fast
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:33p - 1 reply
He has however hit four go ahead home runs in the ninth inning or later
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:26p - 1 reply
Giants really screwed the pooch when they took Morse and Sandoval out of the game
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:23p - 1 reply
There should be a Bob Davidson wind up doll where you can pull the string and he yells
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:04p
One up the line for multiple bases would be nice
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 6:00p
.
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:50p - 1 reply
D'Backs take the lead as Cubs give up five in the 9th on their ballpark's 100th birthday
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:36p - 1 reply
Which is why it's even more amazing that each team struggles so much in the other's park
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:32p
Cain didn't want anything to do with Tulo there
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:29p - 1 reply
The Rockies and Giants tend to play particularly wild games against each other
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:27p - 2 replies
And it was Goldschmidt who failed their
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:22p - 1 reply
Nothing would celebrate 100 years at Wrigley Field like the Cubs blowing a big lead in the ninth.
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:20p - 2 replies
Off the face of the second deck
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:19p - 1 reply
Weiss has made some pretty ballsy decisions this homestand
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:13p
He was an above average starter every year from 2008 though 2012
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:08p
I used to do that when the Rockies were on
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:04p - 4 replies
That's correct
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 5:03p
Really ugly
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:59p
They have actually
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:56p
Ouch
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:51p - 3 replies
Only thing that might take away from it on replay is the shock of the moment won't be the same
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:49p
It's definitely one you want to check out when the video highlight becomes available
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
Absolutely
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:44p
Seriously
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:36p - 2 replies
Looks like Tulo's trying to hit the ball in the air to right
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
Need a shutdown inning here
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 4:10p
Wind is out of the WSW according to the National Weather Service
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:55p
.
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:46p - 2 replies
Ah
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:43p
Ah that must be it
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:42p
No Subject
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:42p - 1 reply
There is a huge crowd at this game
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:36p - 2 replies
Wow
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:24p
The only left field he should be playing is Fenway (maybe Houston with their short porch)
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:22p - 1 reply
I've seen glaciers move faster than Michael Morse does on defense
Commented on Game Thread: Chatwood vs. Cain on Apr 23 2014, 3:20p - 1 reply
Well they are playing a franchise that's celebrating 100 years of losing today
Commented on Wednesday Rockpile: Charlie Blackmon is a beast, Franklin Morales makes his case for rotation slot on Apr 23 2014, 3:08p - 3 replies
Because
Commented on Wednesday Rockpile: Charlie Blackmon is a beast, Franklin Morales makes his case for rotation slot on Apr 23 2014, 3:05p
Typically you don't have two superstars on a roster before a collapse that are still on the roster
Commented on Wednesday Rockpile: Charlie Blackmon is a beast, Franklin Morales makes his case for rotation slot on Apr 23 2014, 3:02p
But in the ultimate bizarre twist
Commented on Wednesday Rockpile: Charlie Blackmon is a beast, Franklin Morales makes his case for rotation slot on Apr 23 2014, 2:53p - 1 reply
Everything changes here...
Commented on Wednesday Rockpile: Charlie Blackmon is a beast, Franklin Morales makes his case for rotation slot on Apr 23 2014, 2:44p - 1 reply
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