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Entries in Rockies (12)

Sunday
Jul272014

Tulowitzki spelled wrong for jersey giveaway day

Talk about adding insult to injury. Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is on the 15-day DL with a left hip flexor strain, and when the Rockies gave out 15,000 of his jersey to the first fans through the gates at Coors Field on Saturday, the jerseys were misspelled.

Easy name to spell wrong, but still, that's tough pill to swallow.You've got to wonder if the Rockies considered sending these to some third-world country and postponing the giveaway. Or, perhaps they got the jerseys printed just in time and at that point were like, "Fuck it, it's too late now." Whatever the case, these things will become collectors' items and the 15,000 that got 'em will never forget Saturday's trip to the park.

Via CBSSports

Sunday
Jun152014

Dad catches home run while holding baby

How fittingly for this dad's great catch while holding his baby on Trot Tulowitzki's two-run homer during the Rockies' 8-7 win over the Giants at AT&T Park to happen on Father's Day?

Great job holding on to the ball, and more importantly, great job holding on to the baby while doing so.

Tulowitzki, who's also a new father after his wife gave birth to their son Taz in January, finished the day 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored. Which leads us to this question: Is there a cooler name on the planet that Taz Tulowitzki?

Via MLB.com

Friday
Jan172014

Rockies prospect crashes through wall on catch

Check out this INSANE grab made by Rockies prospect Tyler Massey during a recent Australian Baseball League game for the Melbourne Aces. Massey, who's American, goes all out to rob Astros prospect Joe Sclafani, who plays for the ABL's Adelaide Bite.

You've got to love Massey's effort and toughness on this play. You've also got to admire the love of the game by these players in the Australian Baseball League. Massey recently said that he thought twice about sliding head-first into the bag, because players in the ABL had to do their own laundry. But it ain't all that bad, I'm sure being a pro athlete and getting to travel to a place like Australian has it's perks too. I'm talking surfer chicks with Australian accents. Just stock up on that laundry detergent, man.

Sure Massey's catch was outstanding, but the classic play below by Rodney McCray in a 1991 Minor League game remains the gold standard of running-through-the-wall catches.

Via For the Win

Friday
Sep272013

Old bag flips bird during wedding proposal pic

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT block this old lady's view when she is trying to watch her last-place Colorado Rockies host the D-backs in a shitty meaningless late-September matchup. She WILL get all pissy at you. Don't matter if you're trying to snap a photo of a wedding proposal -- she don't give a fuck, she's trying to watch Wilin Rosario out there.

Via WTOP

Thursday
Sep122013

Ryan Wheeler displays crazy beat-boxing skills

Rockies infielder Ryan Wheeler might be somewhat new to the Majors with just 136 career at-bats, but when it comes to beat-boxing, the 25-year-old California native is a seasoned vet. After he came through with an RBI single in Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Giants, the Rockies tweeted that fans should google him beat-boxing. Check out the video above, which features Wheeler giving his renditions of Usher's "Yeah!" and the theme song to the old-school Nickelodeon cartoon Doug.

 

Via For The Win