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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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  • NHL Boston Bruins
  • General NFL: I don't have a favorite team, just like to watch for the action when there's no baseball
User Blog

Sat. Pebble Report: Two top 30 PuRPs pitch great

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Jayson Aquino and Alex Balog each have their best start of the season

Purple Row on the Press Box: Today at 10:40

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On today's episode of The Press Box with Peter Burns, Mark Kiszla and company, I will be on as a guest to talk about the Rockies' All Stars, the upcoming trade deadline, and just how awful the...

Rockies 2, Padres 1: This is not a typo

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Franklin Morales is a better pitcher at Coors Field than I thought.

Whatever you do, don't blame the offense

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The 2014 Rockies' offense has been very good, which should serve as a reminded that only half of this team needs fixing.

GameThread
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Game No. 91: Ross vs. Morales

The Rockies have lost seven of eight, 18 of 21, and 29 of 38, and now we have to watch Franklin Morales take the mound again tonight. What did we do to deserve this?

Monday Rockpile: Tulo, Blackmon All-Star bound

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The Rockies will be well represented in Minnesota at next week's All Star game, but perhaps the more exciting news is all the players schedule to come back in the weeks following the mid summer...

Saturday Pebble Report: So, about Jon Gray ...

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Jon Gray has not been very good in Tulsa this season. When should Rockies' fans start getting concerned?

Nationals 7, Rockies 1: Everything is terrible

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Christian Friedrich started a "baseball game" against Stephen Strasburg in Washington Tuesday night. I think you know how that turned out.

GameThread
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Game No. 84: Friedrich vs. Strasburg

Game No. 84: Friedrich vs. Strasburg

Monday Rockpile: Another gigantic problem

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Jhoulys Chacin is a big problem for the Rockies, and once they start getting some other injured pieces back, he's probably going to have to come out of this rotation.

Saturday Pebble Report: Tulsa wins in a walk off

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Taylor Featherston and Ramon Marcelino are not talked about often, but that should probably change.

Cardinals 9, Rockies 6: Bullpen blows the game

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The Rockies are now eight games under .500, and with a seven game road trip against two first place teams looming, the season could be over before the team is able to swap the Sky Sox out for the...

Game No. 78 Overflow

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The Rockies lead the Cardinals 6-5 at the seventh inning stretch. Please hold on.

GameThread
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Game No. 78: Gonzales vs. Flande

Yes, Marco Gonzales and Yohan Flande really are facing each other in a Major League baseball game.

Game Preview: Yohan Flande takes the mound

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First Eddie Butler, then Tyler Matzek, then Christian Friedrich, and now Yohan Flande. These pitching debuts are getting less and exciting.

Monday Rockpile: The freefall continues

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Eddie Butler, Tyler Chatwood, Brett Anderson, Boone Logan, and Rafael Betancourt will all be throwing this week, but the exact time of their return is still uncertain.

Brewers 9, Rockies 4: A total embarrassment

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Christian Friedrich started for the Rockies today, so a loss was expected, but it's how they lost that should have everyone who paid money to watch this game irate.

GameThread
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Game 74: Peralta vs. Friedrich

Game 74: Peralta vs. Friedrich

Saturday Pebble Report: Nicasio starts for Sky Sox

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Jon Gray allows five runs in five innings while Juan Nicasio spreads out nine hits over 5.1 innings of work.

Dodgers 4, Rox 2: Wasted opportunities everywhere

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The Rockies fell to the Dodgers Tuesday night despite having ten more at bats with runners in scoring position. They got men on, they got men, over, but for the most part they couldn't get them in.

Game No. 71 Overflow

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The Dodgers lead the Rockies 3-1 in the middle of the sixth inning.

GameThread
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Game No. 71: Chacin vs. Greinke

The Rockies can clinch a winning road trip with a victory tonight in Dodgers Stadium.

Game No. 71 Preview: Chacin vs. Greinke

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The Colorado Rockies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight from Dodger Stadium.

Game No. 70: Overflow thread

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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

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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

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

Sat. Pebble Report: Anderson shuts down Arkansas

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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

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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

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

GameThread
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Game No. 64: Minor vs. Nicasio

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

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