In episode 47 of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, my co-expert Kevin Henry and I discuss today’s news that the Colorado Rockies will officially be hosting the 2021 All-Star Game.
We dive into our thoughts about the game and festivities, including the Home Run Derby, the MLB Amateur Draft, being moved from Atlanta as well as it coming to Denver. We also discuss how likely, the game will have 100 percent or near 100 percent seating capacity, according to Colorado Governor Jared Polis.
We also discuss some of the unintended consequences that, unfortunately, maybe coming to MLB as a result of the decision to move the game out of Atlanta as well as the comments from people who don’t live in Colorado criticizing MLB’s decision to move the game from Atlanta to Denver.
The All-Star Game, along with the Home Run Derby, Amateur Draft, the Celebrity Softball Game, and other festivities with All-Star Week will be a huge revenue booster for the Rockies, the city of Denver, and surrounding areas as the festivities could bring in close to $200 million or more in revenue to the area.
We also hear from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and his thoughts on the All-Star Game. He is from the Atlanta area but since he plays for the Rockies, he had some interesting thoughts on it.
We also briefly discuss infielder Josh Fuentes and his recovery from his injury this weekend after we heard from Rockies manager Bud Black on Fuentes.
To end the podcast, I’ve got on something unrelated to the All-Star Game but it’s an issue that you could see coming from a mile away with the start of the season: fans and the idea of robot umpires and, specifically, why the technology, in reality, is not close to being ready for calling balls and strikes.
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