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"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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Purple Row Video: Early season thoughts

There's some thing to like about the Rockies so far this season, but also some things to dislike.

Rox 3, Padres 2: Colorado does just enough to win


Juan Nicasio gives the Rockies a much needed quality start with some help from his defense and a little bit of good luck.

Game 15 overflow


The Rockies lead the Padres 3-2 in the middle of the sixth inning.


Game 15: Nicasio vs. Erlin

The Rockies will try and grab this second win of the road trip tonight with Juan Nicasio on the mound

Game 15 Preview: Nicasio vs. Erlin


Juan Nicasio makes his third start of the season tonight against the Padres and hopes to regain the form he showed in his first start against Arizona when his slider kept everyone in the lineup off...

The myth of Matt Belisle's demise


Some fans think Matt Belisle is done. I think those fans are living on Fantasy Island.

Monday Rockpile: Escaping from hell


The Rockies actually played well in most aspects of the game this weekend in San Francisco, but as usual, the deals the franchise by the Bay makes with the devil were too much to overcome.

Saturday Pebble Report: Gray & Matzek disappoint


Jon Gray and Tyler Matzek both pitch poorly in their second start of the season.


Purple Row Video: Early season thoughts

In this episode of Purple Row Video, I talk about the advantages of Michael Cuddyer batting second, what to look for this weekend to see if the Giants might be in big trouble, and why I don't mind...

White Sox 15, Rox 3: Pitching go up in flames


The White Sox hit six home runs off three Rockies pitchers who had a lot on the line tonight and didn't come close to getting the job done.


Game 9: Quintana vs. Morales

The Rockies look to go north of .500 for the first time this season.

Game 9 Preview: Quintana vs. Morales


Franklin Morales may be pitching to keep his spot in the rotation tonight as Jordan Lyles pitched well on Monday and Tyler Chatwood makes when he hopes will be his first and final rehab start...

A purple wave is coming


The Rockies have gotten next to nothing in terms impact major league production from their first round draft picks who made their debut with the club after 2007, but if you scratch beyond the...

Monday Rockpile: Rox need more from top pitchers


Lefties at the top of the rotation, roster changes, Jon Gray quotes and more are all part of today's Rockpile.

Sunday Pebble Report: Gray starts, gets upstaged


Jon Gray made his season debut Saturday night, and a former Rockies first round pick struck out eleven, but those two things were not related.

Listen to Purple Row on The Press Box this morning


Purple Row joins The Press Box with Peter Burns, Mark Kiszla, and Oren Lomena this morning at 9:40 a.m. M.T.

Game 4 Overflow


The Rockies have a 5-3 lead at the seventh inning stretch as they try to earn a split of this series in Miami.

Rockies stumble to 0-2 after 4-3 loss


Little things make big differences, and a combination of little things cost the Colorado Rockies their first win of the season tonight.

Game 2 Overflow


The Rockies and Marlins are tied at two in the middle of the sixth inning.


Game Thread #2: Anderson vs. Eovaldi

The Rockies look to earn their first "W" of the season in Miami tonight.

Game 2 Preview: Rox look to get in the win column


Brett Anderson makes his debut for the Rockies tonight against the Miami Marlins

Brandon Barnes, the forgotten man


Before this season is over, Colorado fans are going to really start liking Brandon Barnes.

Monday Rockpile: It's Opening Day!


The Rockies open their season today against the Miami Marlins. Time to get pumped!!!

Monday Rockpile Links, 3/24: Fowler gives his side


The biggest Rockies stories of the day are Dexter Fowler saying he was pressured to play when he didn't feel 100% last season and Tyler Chatwood struggling with command this spring.

Rockpile links, 3/21: When spring stats matter


Brandon Barnes continued his solid spring yesterday with a homer as part of his 2-3 at the plate. The Rockies outfielder is looking to snag a roster spot for opening day.

SotP: Tulo is second to none at SS


Troy Tulowitzki brings a combination of offense, defense, and leadership to the shortstop position that goes unmatched throughout the game; and with it, he holds perhaps the biggest key to...

Rockies might be the second best team in the west


Patrick Corbin's injury changes the landscape of the NL West, and that new landscape may leave just one team ahead of the Rockies.

Rockpile links, 3/17: D'Backs dealt a disaster


Patrick Corbin may be done for the year, which changes everything for Arizona this season.

Weiss will have a harder test


Colorado fans should find out more about how good of a game manager Walt Weiss is this season.

Rockpile Links, 3/10: Nicasio's slider improving


Troy Tulowitzki is a good guy, Juan Nicasio's slider is missing bats, and Corey Dickerson just keeps on hitting.

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