Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on Super Bowl Sunday
We heard there’s some big football game on today. That works for us, because that also means there will be plenty of tasty food and beverages to go along with the game (and commercial) watching.
Once today’s New England-Atlanta matchup ends, we can officially close the door on the NFL season and know that it’s almost time for the Colorado Rockies and other Major League Baseball teams to start their quest for their own postseason glory.
So while the world may be focused on football today, we’re taking a look at some of the news and notes about the Rockies that we found interesting … and you just might as well.
An Interesting Development in Minnesota
The Minnesota Twins designated 1B/DH Byung-ho Park for assignment, removing him from their 40-man roster and effectively ending his time with the team after just one season.
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That’s the opening line from this article on PurpleRow.com that talks about why the Rockies might be wise to check out the right-handed slugger. Could Colorado use another right-handed bat off the bench? Possibly, but it’s a risky call … if the price isn’t of the bargain basement variety.
Shall We Play A Game?
We’ll stick with PurpleRow.com for this fun article from our friend Richard Bergstrom of RockiesZingers.com fame. He’s devised a clever way to see just how many wins you think the Rockies will get next season. He starts you off at 81 wins, then let’s you make some decisions on which way you think the 2017 will head.
As a spoiler alert, we added six wins to the Colorado total when we took his quiz. It’s a great way to pass some time if you’re not into the Super Bowl commercials or Lady Gaga’s performance at halftime.
The Return of the Bridich Barrier
In his mailbag segment for MLB.com, the always entertaining Thomas Harding answered, among other things, some questions about the Rockies signing additional players before the start of spring camp. Bottom line, the answer is no, Harding says.
He also was asked about the “Bridich Barrier” in the outfield and if it’s going anywhere any time soon. Again, the answer seems to be no.
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“There are no plans to change the heightened fencing in the outfield for this season,” Harding says in his article, which you can read here.