Colorado Rockies shortstop José Reyes was arrested on Halloween for allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and shoving her into a sliding glass door, according to TV station KHNL in Hawaii. The alleged assault took place at the Four Seasons Wailea, and Reyes was arrested after security called police, according to…
The Rockies got the shit kicked out of them by the Pittsburgh Pirates at home last night, because that’s what happens when a very bad team (the shit-ass Rockies) plays against a very good team (the cool Pirates). The win also happened to clinch the Pirates a playoff berth, a fact the Rockies were curiously eager to…
I love this photo, taken by the AP’s Danny Moloshok during the fifth inning of last night’s game between the Rockies and Dodgers. That’s Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner taking a very hard slide into second while trying to break up a double play, sending Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado high into the air.
Triple plays are incredibly difficult to pull off. There needs to be at least two runners on base with no outs, a ball hit to precisely the right spot, and flawless execution from the fielders. Normally they occur about five times per season.
If there’s one thing you can say about this era of Rockies baseball, one that has included five straight seasons with 73 or more losses, it’s that the team has shown a knack for executing big-ticket trades as ham-fistedly as possible.
According to numerous reports, the Colorado Rockies have traded star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays. Ken Rosenthal reports LaTroy Hawkins is also going to the Blue Jays, while Jose Reyes and prospects will be heading back to the Rockies.
One of baseball’s rarest feats took place for the second night in a row as a Dodgers pitcher struck out four Rockies batters in one inning, only the 75th time in history it’s happened.
Nobody needs to be told that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who won two Gold Gloves his first two seasons in the majors, is a good-as-hell defensive player. Still, attention needs to be called to what Arenado has been up to this April, a month into which he’s packed a season’s worth of sparkling defensive plays.
I guess there is a reason this guy won two Gold Gloves his first two seasons in the majors.
Hey! The Colorado Rockies might be really fun this year. Take it from me, a Rockies fan who is super reasonable and not at all still riding the high of yesterday’s 10-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jason Giambi is retiring. At age 44, the slugger announced yesterday that his gradual disappearance from the game—one that began all the way back in 2009, when Giambi remade himself into a grizzled pinch-hitter and nominal player-coach—has reached its terminus. His career probably should have ended long before…
The Rockies beat the Marlins 5-4 on a walk-off single in the 13th inning Saturday and the only reason it wasn't an inning earlier is because of this play. With two outs and men on the corners, Justin Morneau hit a flare out into no man's land between second base and left-center field. Adeiny Hechavarria turned his…
Javier Baez, the 21-year-old prospect that Cubs fans have been jonesing for all damn season, finally made is major-league debut last night. It took him 12 innings to record his first career hit, but it was a hit worth waiting for.
I do not envy the hardy fans who watched all 6:27 of the game between the 43-63 Rockies and the 44-61 Cubs, including 12 straight scoreless innings. But those who did stick it out saw something rare: Chicago catcher John Baker pitched a scoreless top of the 16th, and became the winning pitcher when he scored the…
Pirates utility man Josh Harrison overshot second base on his steal attempt in Sunday's game against the Rockies, so he took his only option left and kept going to third. It worked!
Troy Tulowitzki will be in another uniform next year. That's not to impress you with my predictive abilities, or to rub it in for Rockies fans, or to make some kind of observation about small-market teams' inability to keep their homegrown stars. It's just a statement of fact. As in: the sun will come up tomorrow,…
It's Free Troy Tulowizki Shirt Day at Coors Field, guys! Somehow, some way, the Colorado Rockies had themselves a Troy Tulowitzki Jersey Day and misspelled the man's goddamned name. The only thing they had to do was slap his name on a shirt and they fucked it up. Come on, Rockies.
The temptation is to say there are no winners here, what with the cop getting needlessly pushy and the bro trying to summon James Madison from his grave with his slurring bluster about injustice. But you know what? Fuck this. We're on Team Bro here.