DENVER – The history of the Colorado Rockies is marked mostly by lost seasons and a kind of malaise that means the club garners little to no national attention except when jokes are involved.

One way the Rockies have been able to turn some heads over the years is to boast a roster that almost always features some exciting and talented players.

From the very beginning, the Blake Street Bombers became the faces of a franchise, and to some, they still are.

Vinny Castilla, Dante Bichette, Larry Walker, Andres Galarraga, and then Todd Helton still rank as some of the best and most important members in franchise history.

But as they moved on having reached the postseason only once in 1995, the club experienced its first identity crisis. And so began the era of “Todd and the Toddlers.”

A group of young players grown from within began to emerge alongside Helton, eventually pushing the team to the World Series in 2007.

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Drew Creasman
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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for PurpleRow.com in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.