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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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Game No. 70: Overflow thread


The Dodgers lead the Rockies 3-1 after five innings but have also left eight men on base. So it could be worse.

Monday Rockpile: More on the weekend sweep


The Rockies swept the Giants over the weekend in stunning fashion, so you know you want to read more about that.

Anatomy of a sweep: Rockies take three by the bay


How the the Rockies stunned the Giants three games in a row in San Francisco.

Sat. Pebble Report: Anderson shuts down Arkansas


Tyler Anderson continued his impressive season as he spun 5.2 scoreless innings on his way to a win Friday night.

Braves 13, Rockies 10: Nicasio implodes


The Rockies' offense scored ten runs tonight, but it still wasn't enough to prevent the team from losing for the 11th time in their last 12 games.

Game No. 64 Overflow thread


You're not going to win many baseball games when you give up 13 runs.


Game No. 64: Minor vs. Nicasio

The Rockies have lost seven of their last eight games at Coors Field, which is just awful.

Game No. 64 Preview: Minor vs. Nicasio


Juan Nicasio is tasked with trying to stop the bleeding for a Colorado team that's lost 10 of its last 11 games.

Monday Rockpile: Bergman set for MLB debut


Christian Bergman will be joining the Rockies roster tonight, but that means somebody else has to be kicked off it. Also, lots of Troy Tulowitzki links.

Saturday Pebble Report: Tyler Matzek rebounds


Tyler Matzek bounced back nicely from his rough outing last Sunday, but didn't get any run support from his offense.

Game 60 Overflow


The Rockies are down four and need a rally to get Eddie Butler off the hook

D'Backs 4, Rockies 2: The free fall continues


The Rockies fell to the D'Backs on Tuesday for their fifth loss in a row. For the first time in over a month, they find themselves under .500


Game #57: Anderson vs. De La Rosa

The Rockies begin a ten game home stand tonight and have their hottest pitcher on the mound. That means they better start getting back in the win column.

The Rockies' unknown identity


The Colorado Rockies have posted a .500 record so far this season, and in the process they've kept the direction they're headed in shrouded in secrecy.

Monday Rockpile: Chacin must find his rhythm


Chacin's struggles, outfield playing time, and one fan's very pessimistic outlook on the first two months of the season are all part of today's Rockpile.

Saturday Pebble Report: Friedrich gets torched


The Colorado affiliates went 3-1 on the diamond Friday night.

It's better to be lucky than good


The San Francisco Giants are the luckiest team in the league this season, and the numbers bear it out.

Rockies 6, Phils 2: De La Rosa, Rosario halt skid


Jorge De La Rosa worked well with Wilin Rosario tonight; and after six strong innings, the catcher he had issues with earlier in the season rewarded him with a game winning three run opposite field...

Game #52: De La Rosa vs. Hamels


The rain has stopped and the Jorge De La Rosa and Cole Hamels are set to face off in Philadelphia.

Game 52 Preview / Game Delay Thread


Jorge De La Rosa takes on Cole Hamels in an important game for both the Rockies and Phillies.

2014 MLB Draft Preview: System needs


Unlike the NFL draft, it's never a good idea to draft a baseball player for the position he plays: This is why.

Monday Rockpile: He doesn't deserve another chance


Franklin Morales was awful for the Rockies again on Sunday, and if the Rockies are serious about contending this season, they need to make sure that was Morales' last chance to prove himself in...

Saturday Pebble Report: The farm earns a split


A weird thing happened on the Colorado farm yesterday: All the teams with winning records lost and all the teams with losing records won.

Rockies 5, Giants 4: Arenado walks off the Giants


The Rockies walked off the Giants 5-4 on Nolan Arenado's home run Tuesday night.


Game #46: Bumgarner vs. Morales

The Rockies can move within two games of the NL West lead with a win tonight against the Giants.

Game #46 Preview: Morales vs. Bumgarner


The Rockies have won all seven series they've played at Coors Field so far this season. With the longest road trip of the season starting Friday, it would behoove them to win this one as well.

How good is Justin Morneau right now?


Justin Morneau is having a Renaissance season for the Colorado Rockies. Is it sustainable, or should we expect hit to return to his 2011-2013 form?

Monday Rockpile: Yesterday's win & upcoming moves


Justin Morneau hit a walk off home run for the Rockies in the tenth inning yesterday, but that's hardly the only big story story surrounding this club.

Saturday Pebble Report: Gray is great


Jon Gray has been simply outstanding over his last six starts.

Listen to Purple Row on The Press Box


There's plenty to talk about with this Rockies team, and we'll dive into some of it on the Denver airways today.

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