Kyle Freeland has etched his place in Colorado lore. Hometown kid grows up to pitch for the Rockies. Nearly throws a no-hitter and finishes fourth in the National League Cy Young voting, proving that pitchers can prosper at Coors Field.
After throwing three solid innings on March 3 (303 Day for those of us who live in Colorado … and what better day for Freeland to pitch?), Freeland said the piece of advice that has stuck with him the longest is simple.
“Don’t try to do too much,” Freeland said. “What got us here has obviously worked and gave us success, so when you’re on the mound, don’t try to do too much. Be you. Be where your feet are. Play your game.”