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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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Drag Factor is Back


Last season, we introduced Drag Factor here at Purple Row to illustrate how poor the Rockies depth was on offense. This season, we'll use it again to show how much the Rockies have improved in this...

The Gathering Storm


The Rockies have done so much right over the first month of the season, but the stars are aligning against them for the next month.

Monday Rockpile: Doyle's impact, virus attacks.


The Rockies need to stop losing players to the DL if they are going to survive an upcoming stretch where they play 16 of 22 games on the road.

Game 32 Overflow


The Mets had a 6-0 lead in this one, but now it's all tied up at nine.

Saturday Pebble Report: Winkler dominates again


Rockies' prospect Dan Winkler has been nothing short of brilliant in six starts this season in Tulsa.

Purple Row joins The Press Box this morning


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

Rox 5,AZ 4: Trio pulls victory from jaws of defeat


The Rockies beat the D'Backs 5-4 on Tuesday with home runs from Drew Stubbs, Troy Tulowitzki, and excellent relief work from Chris Martin.

Game 28 Overflow


Troy Tulowitzki is being awesome again, and the Rockies have a 4-3 lead after seven innings in Arizona.


Game 28: Chatwood vs. Bolsinger

Troy Tulowitzki has a .439 / .545 / 1.000 (1.545 OPS) batting split over his last ten games. He'll try to keep it going tonight.

Game 28 Preview: Chatwood vs. Bolsinger


The Rockies clash with the D'Backs tonight in the second game of a three game series in Arizona.

Monday Rockpile: What we learned in Los Angeles


The Rockies beat the Dodgers in a big early season series in Los Angeles, and with it , we learned quite a bit about this team.

Saturday Pebble Report: More offensive struggles


Only one big name pitching prospect was on the mound Friday night for the Rockies, but he had a very nice outing.


Purple Row Video: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In this episode of Purple Row Video, I talk about the depth of the Rockies rotation, what Zack Greinke means to the Dodgers, and how the terrible start for the Diamondbacks could influence the race...

Game 23 Overflow


Bonus Baseball!!!!

Rockies 2, Giants 1: Morales, solo HR's power win


The Rockies beat the Giants Tuesday a Coors Field, but in an unexpected twist, it was a 2-1 game with Franklin Morales getting the win.


Game 22: Bumgarner vs. Morales

The Rockies can reach a new high water mark on the season with a win tonight.

Game 22 Preview: Morales takes on Bumgarner


If the Rockies can't win by the Bay, they need to protect the mountain in series against the Giants at Coors Field.

Game 21 Overflow


The Rockies lead the Giants 7-1 in the middle of the sixth on home runs from Nolan Arenado, Wilin Rosario, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson. On a related note, life is good.

It's the pitching depth, stupid


The bottom of the rotation may not be the most compelling subject to talk about when it comes to a baseball team, but it sure can tell you something about why the 2014 Rockies are much better than...

Michael Cuddyer to the DL, Culberson called up


Since the leg injury Michael Cuddyer suffered in last Thursday's game against San Diego isn't healing fast enough, the Rockies have decided to put him on the disabled list an recall Charlie Culberson.

Monday Rockpile: Replay clarification needed


In today's Rockpile we link you to a couple of injury updates, a couple of examples where replay is failing, a nice piece on what Nolan Arenado is going to become, and more.


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...

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