Blog Entry

Getting to know the Rockies

Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:14 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2011 6:41 am

Troy TulowitzkiMVP

You can take your pick and probably not be wrong, as the Rockies have two of the best position players in the game and one of the best pitchers. With apologies to Carlos Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez, the Rockies' best player and MVP is shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki combines a great bat (.315/.381/.568 with 27 homers and 95 RBI last year), with defense both the Gold Glove voters and stats folks agree is among the best in the game and a killer mullet. 

PLAYER ORACLE -- Dale Murphy to Dexter Fowler

Dale Murphy played with Paul Assenmacher for the 1986 Atlanta Braves

Paul Assenmacher played with Alan Embree for the 1995 Cleveland Indians

Alan Embree played with Dexter Fowler for the 2009 Colorado Rockies


The boys from South Park reach the Colorado state Little League finals at the Rockies' Coors Field, only to have the game interrupted by two fighting parents. Stan's dad Randy, like Jonny Gomes, sings You're the Best Around during his fight.

The Losing Edge

In the next season, the boys go to a game at Coors Field (which is more accurately depicted) to interview new friends (to replace, of course, the deceased Kenny), only to see Professor Chaos show up on the scoreboard and threaten to flood the world (with his garden hose).

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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