"As wonderfully as the entire team played, it was Arenado’s night – one that he will certainly never forget. And for Rockies fans it was another reason to smile in what has so far been a magical season"
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"The Rockies aren’t supposed to be good enough to snag a series from the Giants on their home turf. The fact is, Colorado has played better than most folks expected and, if we focus on the small victories, there remains plenty of cause to be upbeat"
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"Simply put, the Rockies have become a cheap date night for the residents of Denver, Colorado - that’s what the Rockies are and that’s what the Rockies will be until fans stop buying overpriced Coors Light and supporting the joke of a baseball team which plays at 20th and Blake."
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For the second straight year ESPN Insider has ranked all 30 MLB teams in order of their future power rankings over the next five seasons.
The rankings consider the current major league lineups, the farm systems, quality of management and financial flexibility of various franchises and how those particulars will affect their competitiveness not only for the coming season but for the next several seasons.
If the rankings are correct, the Colorado Rockies, who score 16.2 on a scale of 1 to 100, are doomed to be terrible for a long time to come. They ranked dead last in ESPN's future rankings.
In other words, get used to watching a bad team.
The Denver Broncos have squirreled away their second AFC West Championship in a row with four games yet to play in the in the 2012 regular season. They're winning almost predictably. It's everything we can ask for, so why are we bored?
Mark Kiszla said "don't do it". But Walt Weiss did.
The Colorado Rockies have announced that Weiss will replace Jim Tracy as the Manager of the Colorado Rockies.
Weiss, who was previously the skipper of a high school team, will have his work cut out for him. The Rockies are among the worst performing teams in all of baseball. The front office has been on the hunt for its latest patsy. In Weiss they've finally found it. Even Kiszla thinks the Rockies made a good hire. The question now becomes whether or not he will be given enough rope ... or if he will wind up being hung without it.
The Denver Post is reporting that it's looking to unload its 7.3% stake in the Colorado Rockies.
The Paper, which is part of MediaNewsGroup, which is part of Digital First Media, is moving on in order to focus on "content creation and advertising sales on multiple platforms".
The statement issued by Digital First Media, as quoted by the post online, does not mention the sale being motivated by the outlook for the Rockies moving forward, but it's tough not to wonder why, if the stake was once a good investment, it isn't one anymore.
Of course, most people outside the Denver media were not aware that the Denver Post owned a piece of the Rockies to begin with. They do. It's a testament that their affiliation with the team didn't affect their coverage of it, however, that Mark Kiszla still works there.
With the passing of Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution, the Sports world is wondering when athletes will take advantage of legalized marijuana. The reality is that, for athletes, nothing is going to change, and that's too bad.
Sports fans love to buy new crap. The Colorado Rockies have some new crap for us!
In celebration of their upcoming 20th season, the team has unveiled this snazzy new 20th Anniversary logo which, per the press release, will be available for purchase TODAY at six Rockies dugout stores along the front range.
Other sporting goods retailers are still trying to "dig out" from under their 2012 Rockies crap inventories, so don't bother looking elsewhere.
Maybe the Rockies' next press release will be to announce that they signed a new manager.
Denver Post Sports columnist and Colorado Rockies antagonist Mark Kiszla shot a monster wad of white hot sticky Kiszz right in the club's face with his column in this morning's paper.
Bill Geivett must have a heck of a time pulling his eyelashes apart after opening his Post to see Kiszla's warning to Walt Weiss - currently coaching a high school team - not to accept the Rockies' Managerial job if it's offered to him. "Jusy say no, Walt", Kiszla advised. He went on to assert: "Weiss has carved out a good life in Colorado. Why ruin every sunset?"
Kiszla's Kiszzed before, but this is Kiszzkaki.
Kiszla's "rocky" relationship with Colorado baseball has reached a new low (or high depending on how you look at it), much like the Rockies themselves. If Kiszla wasn't already public enemy number-one down at 20th and Blake, they're hanging wanted posters today.
Maybe Kiszla's right.
Maybe the Rockies are so damaged and run so ineptly that only a fool would take the job. Somebody in Weiss' position would be hard pressed to find another opportunity to manage in the big leagues, though. For Weiss, who's currently Regis High’s skipper, the Rockies gig is not, as Kiszla argues, a "big step down". It's probably his only shot to make it the big leagues as a mangager- assuming it's what he wants to do. And it must be. Otherwise, why would he be interviewing for the job yet again?
Newspapers need headlines and Mark Kiszla is a master of making them. His content gives the Denver Post the power shock with its bold proclamations. That's why people pick up a paper. That's why they click. That's why they kill the endless Netflix pop-ups. Kiszla is not meant to himself be the story, but this case he is. People weren't talking this morning about the four candidates for the Rockies managerial job: they were saying "did you read what Mark Kiszla said". The Rockies have been down for awhile. Continued kicking at this point seems cruel and unusual.
The Rockies earn every drop of criticism they get. They certainly deserve a good Kiszzing every now and then. There comes a point, though, when they should be allowed to towel off and get on with their business. Today's column feels like interference. If Weiss is the best man for the job, like Kiszla says he is, then we hope it’s offered to him, and he accepts. There will be plenty of opportunities for the Rockies to be Kiszzed in the future. But right now, and only right now, they could use a break.
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