Colorado Rockies Monday Links: Snakes On A Plane


Apr 28, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher A. Reed throws in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks are traveling to Denver for a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies beginning tomorrow night, but before we get there, some links from around baseball.

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I’m sure nobody has ever used that ‘Snakes On A Plane’ reference in a blog post or anything before, so you can just chalk up the originality of that bad boy to me, thank you very much.

As the Diamondbacks head to town to face the reeling Colorado Rockies, let’s get you caught up with some links, news, and notes around baseball — after all, these Rockies are probably thanking their lucky stars to finally get an off day today! (I know I am…)

Links of note that you would do well to read:

Diamondbacks’ Oliver Perez gets a surprise from his dad (Venom Strikes).
Cool video included in that link. It’s Father’s Day, y’all. (Well, yesterday, but still.)

Rex Brothers doing his best to rejoin the Colorado Rockies (Denver Post).
I see you working, Rex. He’d be a valuable and welcome piece in the bullpen if he can get back to the pitcher he was a couple of years ago, and it looks like he’s partially started that process down in Albuquerque this summer.

Rock Cats learn keys to sustaining (New Britain Herald).
The New Britain Rock Cats started the season really, really hot, but after seeing some players promoted to AAA and the big leagues, have re-joined the pack in the AA Eastern League. Now, they are working on sustaining momentum and teaching players how to prepare for the next level.

Asheville Tourists hitting their stride (Asheville Citizen-Times).
The Asheville Tourists were the worst hitting team in the South Atlantic League for much of the first half of the season, but not any more! The club begins to hit their stride as they prepare to host the 2015 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at McCormick Field.

What’s the state of the Diamondbacks’ rotation? (Venom Strikes).
Don’t know anything about the Diamondbacks? Don’t sweat it — get started here, with a look at what the Diamondbacks’ rotation has become this season thanks to our FanSided friends over at Venom Strikes.

The Colorado Rockies have a new Coors Field quandary (Purple Row).
Matt Gross argues the Rockies are giving their fans possibly the worst Coors Field experience in the team’s history. Some of that is the club’s fault (a bad home record), and some of it isn’t (what feels like twenty years of weather delays already this summer), but the Rockies need to turn around their play — especially at home — unless they want to see attendance crater.

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