Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 3
By Kevin Henry
Another day into the month of March brings another day of Colorado Rockies-related articles that are sure to entertain and enlighten you.
Trouble With the Curve
So what’s wrong with throwing a curveball? Nothing … unless you’re pitching at Coors Field. Of course, that’s been the belief in the past. However, with Bud Black at the helm, a lot of things are changing with the Rockies. That includes the amount of curveballs being thrown by Rockies pitchers.
In this article by Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Black talks about why he’s not afraid to have his pitchers throwing curveballs at altitude. It’s a pretty interesting view … and a clear signal that the way things have always been aren’t the way things are necessarily going to be in 2017.
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In His Honor
Speaking of Black, there’s a reason why he is wearing the number 10 this season in the dugout for the Rockies. He’s honoring the memory of his former manager in Kansas City, Dick Howser, who also wore the number while Black was hurling for the Royals.
To make the honor actually happen, Black and Ian Desmond switched numbers. Desmond will wear number 20 this season.
Check out the article that talks about the relationship between Black and Howser by clicking here.
Cape Cod and Colorado
Go figure … there are 15 current players with the Rockies in Arizona who played in the Cape Cod League at one point or another. Adam Ottavino and DJ LeMahieu are two of the Rockies who speak glowingly about their summers playing in the CCL.
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It’s a pretty interesting read … and gives a glimpse into the importance of young players honing their skills in the minor leagues. Check it out by clicking here.