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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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Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Mon. Rockpile: The implications of the Abreu offer

If he didn't sign with the White Sox, could the Rockies have fit Jose Abreu, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Jhoulys Chacin into their payroll? Either way, the answer tells us quite a bit about this club.

Thursday Off Topic

Thursday off topic

Thursday Rockpile: Fountain of youth

Rex Brothers, Jhoulys Chacin, Drew Pomeranz, Josh Rutledge, Wilin Rosario, Corey Dickerson, Chad Bettis, Tyler Chatwood, and Nolan Arenado are among 15 players currently on the Rockies roster under the age of 26.

Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Monday Rockpile: Money wins again

The Red Sox and Cardinals will ensure that high payroll teams keep winning the World Series for at least another season, but should that still be happening?

Ranking the Rockies #26: Drew Pomeranz

Drew Pomeranz spent most of 2013 making Colorado fans want to forget he existed, but then, just as the season was wrapping up, he gave us all a glimpse of why the Rockies shouldn't give up on him.

Ranking the Rockies #30: Chris Volstad

Chris Volstad pitched in just six games for the Rockies in 2013, and he gave up at least one run in all of them.

Ranking the Rockies #21: Mitchell Boggs

Mitchell Boggs threw innings for the St. Louis Cardinals, Memphis Redbirds, Tulsa Drillers, Colorado Rockies, and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2013.

NLCS Game 3 Thread

The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers square off in Game 3 of the NLCS tonight.

Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Monday Rockpile: The importance of depth

The Rockies must surround Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez with more players who actually belong in the majors.

Ranking the Rockies #34: Josh Rutledge

Josh Rutledge was a compelling uncertainty for the Colorado Rockies headed into 2013, and after a year to evaluate him, he's still a compelling uncertainty heading into 2014.

Ranking the Rockies #40: Roy Oswalt

Roy Oswalt threw just 32 innings for the Rockies in 2013, and unfortunately, his performance was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Monday LDS thread

A's vs. Tigers, Cardinals vs. Pirates, Red Sox vs. Rays, Braves vs. Dodgers. Discuss it all here.

Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Monday Rockpile: The best performance of the year

The Rockies didn't put on a display worth remembering in 2013, but its fans sure did. Just take a look at these impressive attendance numbers while considering their recent loss totals.

American League Wild Card Game: Rays @ Indians

The Rays take on the Indians tonight in Cleveland in a loser goes home matchup.

Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Monday Rockpile: Todd Helton's final numbers

Todd Helton's career is over, but he posted some pretty remarkable numbers along the way. Let's take a look at a few of them.

Bottom of the 15th rally overflow thread

Bottom of the 15th rally overflow thread

Rockies 6, Cardinals 2: Let's do that more often

The Colorado Rockies helped out both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds on Monday with a four run eighth inning that sank St. Louis 6-2.

GameThread

Game 151: Lynn vs. McHugh

The Rockies return to Coors Field tonight and look to play spoiler against the St. Louis Cardinals who are tied for the N.L. Central lead. It's the last home stand of the season for the Rockies, and also the last home stand of Todd Helton's career.

Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Monday Rockpile: A failure to finish strong

The Colorado Rockies actually tend to play pretty good baseball in the early stages of the game, but when the late innings come around, they have a serious problem executing.

Game 146 Overflow

After trailing 6-0, the Rockies have scored seven unanswered runs against the Giants. Now, can they hold a late lead at AT&T?

Giants 3, Rockies 2: Same as it ever was

The Rockies fell to the Giants 3-2 in extra innings Monday night.

GameThread

Game 145: Chacin vs. Lincecum

The Rockies could be facing Tim Lincecum in a Giants uniform for the final time tonight.

Monday Off Topic

Monday Off Topic

Monday Rockpile: Why is Roy Oswalt still here?

Roy Oswalt, Matt Belisle, and the road Rockies all struggle to find success.

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