Colorado Rockies Saturday Shout-Outs: Bye, Coors Field!


May 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Fans enter Coors Field prior to the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies are coming to the end of their final week at Coors Field in 2015. We’ve got the scoop on some Saturday shout-outs for it right here.

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I still can’t believe that this season is coming to an end for the Colorado Rockies, and it feels like I’ve written this same paragraph in about nine posts in the last week. And yet, here we are!

If you’re reading this on Saturday morning when it gets published, you have exactly two games left to go out to Coors Field and catch the Rockies. If you’re reading this afterwards, well… we’ll see you next year, bub!

This is the second-to-last week that we’ll do these shout-outs, too, since the season ends next week in San Francisco. So if you like them, and if you want to enjoy more of them… um… read this one really closely and soak it all in because they’ll end next week!

Here you go, shout-outs for the last week around the Colorado Rockies:

  • This is pretty corny, but shout-out to the fans of the Colorado Rockies. It’s tough watching, following, supporting, spending money for a team that has now lost at least 88 games in five straight seasons. A lot of people are still doing it anyways. That’s pretty cool!
  • To the Colorado Rockies themselves for the classy move of giving a little champagne to the Pittsburgh Pirates upon their playoff-clincher on Wednesday night. Nobody wins if the Rox had been crappy to the Pirates — and the Rockies’ former manager, Clint Hurdle — so why not, you know, do things the right way. Good on the Rox for making that happen.
  • Here’s a very nice piece from the Idaho Statesman on Christian Colonel, and what he’s doing now that baseball is over for him. You may not remember Colonel, but he was a prospect-ish infielder in the Rockies’ system for several years, never quite panning out (think Cristhian Adames with slightly less talent and projectability). He did have great AAA seasons in 2008 and 2009 — when the Rockies were very good, themselves, at the big league level — and was always blocked to the big leagues, never quite reaching the dream. Still, worth a read on his current days coaching baseball. Seems like a good dude.

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