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Eddie Butler is one reason for Rockies fans to be excited. Hope springs eternal. Something about those words gives fans of the 29 teams that didn’t win the World Series a reason to be excited every February. Those are the words that Colorado Rockies fans have had to live by for a very long time. The Rockies are the epitome…...

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Dick Monfort wants to win, he just has no clue how to do it. On April 20th, 2010, the Colorado Rockies and the community lost a great man. Keli McGregor, the team president, died tragically in his hotel room from a rare affliction that caused his heart to give out. He was just 48-years-old. His death left a mark on…...

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Charlie Monfort’s issues are no longer a secret. It has been one of the worst kept secrets in Denver sports. Colorado Rockies owner Charlie Monfort fell off the wagon. For years, the Rockies owners were referred to as the Monfort’s. Plural. At about the beginning of the 2011 season, suddenly Charlie was out of the picture. Media interviews were going…...

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Walt Weiss received a 3-year extension on Tuesday. The Colorado Rockies extended manager Walt Weiss for three additional seasons on Tuesday morning. It was a move that comes as a shock to no one. Weiss came off of the bench at Regis Jesuit High School to manage the Rockies to a 74-88 record, a 10-game improvement over the 2012 campaign.…...

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Bill Geivett will be on the excuse-tour shortly. It is very predictable. The thing about having a front office that stays largely the same since before the Y2K panic, is that their moves are easy to see coming. The Colorado Rockies will be dusting off the same old stories very shortly. After a loss to the Orioles, dropping the second…...

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Jeff Manship was asked to make another start for the Rockies. Jeff Manship was given an opportunity to pitch in an emergency situation last Thursday in New York. He pitched five decent innings, enough to give the Colorado Rockies confidence to let him get another start. Or was it because the Rockies had no option? Either way, the Rockies had…...

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Dick Monfort either thinks Rockies fans are dumb, or it’s the other way around. The Colorado Rockies headed into game 10 of 10 on a pathetic road trip needing a win. Whether they are in the race or not, no team wants to go 1-9 on a road trip. Well, no team besides the Rockies, apparently. Adding insult to injury,…...

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The bad news keeps coming for Colorado Rockies fans. The Colorado Rockies lost 3-2 on Tuesday night in New York. It was the latest in a long stretch of baseball in which the Rockies have failed to get the job done. Former Rockie Eric Young, Jr., however, did get the job done. He made a brilliant catch to rob Todd…...

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Do these guys really think the Rockies are still in the race? Wilin Rosario bounced into a double play to end the Colorado Rockies rally in the 8th inning on Saturday night. He did it trying to pull a ball off of the outside part of the plate. It was the same pitch that pitchers have been getting him out…...

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The Colorado Rockies deserve their fair share of criticism It’s time for a little rant. When I started this blog, it was because I felt that I had different viewpoints on the Colorado Rockies than many of the people who were commenting on Denver Post articles, or in other forums on the internet. It was my way to express my…...

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Nolan Arenado made his much anticipated debut on Sunday. The Colorado Rockies lost another sloppy game on Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks, dropping three of four in the desert. However, Rockies fans everywhere should be smiling. Early on Sunday morning, it was announced that the Rockies had made a move that had been anticipated by the fan base for the…...

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Coors Field will be cold in the coming days. Apparently winter woke up late. After a warm, dry winter in Colorado, the snow is finally starting to fall. Unfortunately for baseball fans, it is coming when the Rockies are at home, and in the midst of their best start in franchise history. The Rockies, for the second time in this…...

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Chris Nelson had the game winning hit for the Rockies. It came down to the last series of the season, but the Colorado Rockies have avoided their first 100-loss season in franchise history. On Monday night, after the Rockies had battled back against Rookie of the Year candidate Wade Miley, Rafael Betancourt came in to finish off the Diamondbacks and…...

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The Rockies will have plenty of big crowds in 2013 The Colorado Rockies will once again be in the top half of the league in attendance in 2013. Many fans, many members of the media, and observers have long questioned why the Rockies continue to have 30,000 fans pour through the turnstiles at Coors Field on a nightly basis. The…...

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The Rockies need an owner who is committed. Colorado Rockies fans have proven themselves to be loyal. No one denies that at this point. On Sunday, as the Rockies completed a 1-8 homestand and continued their downward spiral, 28,804 fans paid to watch yet another lackluster performance. They bought tickets, they paid for parking, they bought food and drinks from…...

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On Friday afternoon, Dick Monfort sent a email to season ticket holders. The contents are below. A Message from Rockies CEO Dick Monfort Dear Season Ticket Holder, I have let too much time pass since my last email and for that I apologize as I do feel consistent communication with all of you is very important. Our team record remains…...

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Dick Monfort refused to let Dan O’Dowd fire himself. If Wednesday’s announcement from the Colorado Rockies wasn’t depressing enough for most fans, Dave Krieger of 850 KOA interviewed Dan O’Dowd and showed just how bad things at 20th & Blake really are. The article was posted on the newsstation’s website on Thursday. The article is full of comments that show...

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Dan O’Dowd remains in charge of nearly everything. The Colorado Rockies made some changes in the front office on Wednesday. Well, sort of. Wednesday started very early for Rockies fans. With whispers at Coors Field, then a report on 850 KOA that Dan O’Dowd had been fired as general manager of the franchise. Twitter went wild with speculation, with everyone…...

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Dan O’Dowd has resorted to excuses. Winning is tough. Only one of 30 Major League teams can win every year, and in a league with no salary cap, the Colorado Rockies have an even tougher time winning than some of the other franchises. With that in mind, franchises in some of the smaller markets have two choices. They can either…...

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Jeremy Guthrie’s career may be ruined by his 2012 campaign. It’s the curse of loyalty. The Colorado Rockies lose night in and night out using the same script. Forget feeling comfortable with a big lead. Forget feeling like any game is in the bag. The Rockies starting pitching is so bad it is beyond a joke. In the Rockies 8-5…...

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