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Following a magical Major League debut that saw the rookie hit two home runs, few could have expected Trevor Story to keep relative pace with prodigious power totals throughout the start of his career. Yet, when one looks atop the leaderboard of all-time shortstop for least amount of games needed to hit 100 homers, Story’s name is highest among the…

On April 5, 1993, the Colorado Rockies played a baseball game in Queens against the New York Mets at the now-gone Shea Stadium. They lost 3-0. Colorado recorded four hits, all from players who would become early faces of the young franchise: Dante Bichette had the first, Eric Young had another, and Andres Galarraga tallied two. Starting pitcher David Neid…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman sits down with Tracy Ringolsby to talk about Colorado Rockies spring training thus far, MLB’s soon arriving rule changes, and the legacy of Carlos Gonzalez....

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DENVER – The mood was somber inside a Rockies clubhouse on Sunday still raw after a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in an elimination game at home, the first in as long as many from the Centennial State can remember. The space was filled coaches, teammates and friends descended upon by numerous members of the press who stuck around…...

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DENVER – It didn’t take long to realize on Sunday that Colorado would need to travel to Los Angeles for game 163. After two runs in the first inning against San Francisco and another seven in the third, it was clear that neither the Giants nor the Nationals would decide the fate of the National League West. While San Francisco…...

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DENVER – At some point, the act of scoreboard watching became taboo. Or, at least, admitting to the act did. But, as manager Bud Black puts it, “They put a big beautiful scoreboard right there in right field…of course I look.” The Colorado Rockies have not been shy about sharing that they have enjoyed a few recent losses for key…...

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DENVER – “We’re talking about history right now,” Carlos Gonzalez said, shifting his tone from the jovial character we are accustomed to – especially after a big RBI double in Tuesday night’s contest – to a stern and reflective one. As the crowd of reporters dissipated and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played in the background, I stood next…...

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DENVER – On Nov. 11, 2008, news broke that the Colorado Rockies had completed a trade with the Oakland Athletics that, as time has now told, sent out one pillar of the franchise and replaced it with another. The best player on the most successful team in organization history, Matt Holliday, was sent out for a man who has now played…...

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It is more than a little bit ironic that the Colorado Rockies have made a habit of winning, but also losing, close games. They’ve blown their fair share of saves, including an ugly one in the first of a two-game set against the Los Angeles Angels. So, naturally, they brought in their other signature move; bouncing back from devastating losses…...

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DENVER – Last season, Major League Baseball introduced Players’ Weekend, a three-day affair allowing players to wear personalized gear and nicknames across the back of Little League style jerseys adorned by a patch honoring those who have aided in their career. Around Coors Field for the Cardinals series, fans observed Nolan Arenado as “NADO”, David Dahl as “BABY DAHL”, Tony…...

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DENVER – Here’s a taste of the yesterday’s post-game and today’s pre-game banter before the rubber match of a three-game series with the Cardinals: Bud Black on German Marquez’s performance in game two: “He threw great. I told him that was one of the best games he’s pitched this season. I thought his fastball had life, it had hop through…...

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DENVER – The crowd rose to their feet whether they were wearing purple or red to pay respect to Matt Holliday, a pillar of both the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals. But the man they call “Bid Daddy” wasn’t stepping into the box thinking about a past that is more than worthy of celebration. He stepped in ready to…...

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DENVER – Author Thomas Wolfe surmised, “you can’t go home again” in his 1940 posthumous novel of the same name. Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies don’t care much for that idiom. After nine years away from the Colorado Rockies with stops in Oakland, St. Louis and New York, Holliday has returned to Colorado, his home for the first five…...

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Hear the raw, uncut audio from before and after the Colorado Rockies frustrating 10-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager Bud Black discusses an inspirational pitching matchup that went sideways for the home team and dives into his philosophies on evaluating defense. Chad Bettis tries to break down what went wrong on the mound, Charlie Blackmon describes the feeling of…...

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The Colorado Rockies, only two games back from the National League West division lead, are getting into crunch time as they enter the last third of their schedule. After dropping three of four to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies set off to Milwaukee to begin a stretch of five consecutive series against playoff contenders—albeit the Pittsburgh Pirates are borderline.…...

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DENVER – It might be news to a few loyal Rockies fans, but Carlos Gonzalez has not always been with the Colorado Rockies. For some, it may be a hazy memory of a time before he became the player known simply as CarGo. Signed in 2002 by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a 16-year-old out of Venezuela, Gonzalez would spend several…...

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DENVER – When the Colorado Rockies announced that it would indeed be Opening Day starter Jon Gray who would need to be recalled for Saturday’s matchup with the Seattle Mariners, the news was not exactly met with resounding applause from fans. But by the time he left the mound in an eventual 4-1 win, the roars from the home faithful…...

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