Colorado Rockies podcast: Talking baseball with Governor Jared Polis

DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 14: Colorado Governor Jared Polis sits with Colorado Rockies team owner Dick Monfort while the Rockies play the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 14: Colorado Governor Jared Polis sits with Colorado Rockies team owner Dick Monfort while the Rockies play the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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For our 100th podcast, we were honored to be joined by a special guest who can be seen at Colorado Rockies games throughout the season: Colorado governor Jared Polis.

The governor of Colorado shares with us his thoughts on all things Colorado Rockies during our 100th podcast

Governor Polis was one of the leaders in Colorado who was instrumental in Denver hosting the All-Star Game last season on short notice. He talks about what it took to pull that event together as well what it and the Colorado Rockies franchise itself means to the entire state of Colorado.

We also talk to Governor Polis about his love for baseball, how often he steps into the batting cages, what it will take for the Rockies to once again reach Rocktober, and, in a moment of controversy, if he is a fan of umpires or automated strike zones.

He also discusses his memories of playing in the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and the record for the event he still holds to this day.

Also in this podcast, we break down the lack of movement in the Major League Baseball lockout, including the idea from MLB to bring in a mediator to help move the negotiations along. The tactic was seen as nothing more than a public relations move and rejected by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and chided by players (including former Rockies reliever Tyler Matzek) on Twitter and other forms of social media.

So what comes next? Will spring training happen and, if so, will it look more like the warmup to the pandemic-shortened season of 2020 which was a condensed version of itself? We discuss the possibilities and give you our thoughts on what may come next.

Next. Looking at the 2022 projections for Brendan Rodgers. dark

We’re thrilled to reach this milestone and enjoyed our time with Governor Polis. You can click here to listen to the podcast, or simply hit play below.

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