COVID-19 has put the simple joy of catching a Colorado Rockies game in LoDo on the back burner. While we all adjust to this new normal this pandemic has placed upon us, it’s hard to not miss or think about the day-to-day things that are now absent, like Colorado Rockies baseball.
While still being respectful and responsible to and for those affected by this virus, we still miss our Colorado Rockies and our network of friends we’ve made along the way.
With an official timeline for the season to start still unclear, we want to connect with our readers, Rockies Twitter, fellow writers, and anyone else interested.
We’d like to join in and help this great community connect and host a ZOOM conference party. Join the Rox Pile team of writers for all things Rockies-related, including banter, discussion about the perspective upcoming season, Rockies history, and a virtual check-in to see how everyone in managing during these times. Join us on Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm (Mountain time). Follow us at @RoxPileFS and stay tuned to the site for updates and more announcements on what we’ll be doing to come together virtually.
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During the baseball stoppage, our Rockies community has been fantastic at staying engaged and connected. Here are a few noteworthy things happening around the local base paths that have really caught our eye.
Ted Chalfen of Rockies Twitter and formerly of Purple Row (@TheGhostofMarv) has done an amazing job hosting memorable games from Rockies’ history (like Ubaldo Jimenez’s no-hitter in 2010). Ted also recently hosted a “Rockies Remix,” a nine-inning game alternating hitting and pitching with each half-inning from a different game in Rockies history.
Rockies outfielder David Dahl recently competed in the MLB Players League for MLB The Show 20. Dahl, after a 6-23 record, decided to retire from the video game profession.
MLB and AT&T SportsNet have featured games on their channels such as Nolan Arenado’s Father’s Day walkoff cycle against San Francisco and the Wild Card clinching final game of the 1995 regular season.
And, of course, big kudos to our friends at Purple Row for putting together what has been an intriguing simulated 2020 season so far using MLB The Show 20. Ben Kouchnerkavich has done a masterful job as the play-by-play voice and producer.