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Rockies Win in a Way No Team Has Ever Done

Deciding run scores thanks to a pitch-clock violation

(Newser) - It will go down in the scorebook as a bases-loaded walk, a not-so-unusual event baseball. However, this particular walk made a little history: It's the first to decide a game that resulted from a pitch-clock violation, reports USA Today . The play happened Saturday as the Colorado Rockies played the...

FAA Investigates Post Showing Coach in Cockpit

Airline benches pilots who were handling charter flight

(Newser) - The FAA is investigating "some fun in the cockpit" after a Colorado Rockies coach posted a video showing him apparently sitting in a pilot's seat during a team flight. United Airlines also is investigating what happened on the April 10 charter flight from Denver to Toronto and pulled...

MLB Pitcher Suffers Scary Line Drive Injury

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner suffers concussion, skull fracture after being hit by ball

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner has a skull fracture and concussion after getting hit by a line drive off the bat of the Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos. Feltner was injured Saturday night during a game in Denver and was discharged from Swedish Medical Center on Sunday, per the AP . He...

Rockies 'Disgusted' by Fan's Racist Taunt of Player

MLB team investigating after broadcast picks up n-word

(Newser) - The Colorado Rockies are investigating an ugly incident involving a fan at Sunday's home game. When Lewis Brinson of the Miami Marlins batted in the ninth inning, a Florida television broadcast picked up a fan calling him the n-word multiple times, reports the AP . Brinson couldn't hear the...

Family Rescued After GPS Fails Them in Rockies

Air search pays off after truck became stuck on the recommended route

(Newser) - The quickest route from El Paso, Texas, to Norwood, Colorado, turned out not to be. A family of three took the advice of their GPS in the Rockies and became stuck in San Juan National Forest. The family was reported missing Monday evening and was spotted walking from the air...

MLB Rookie Makes Dinger-Socking History

So. Many. Home runs

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story is socking dingers and mashing taters at a historic rate through the first four games of the baseball season. ESPN reports the 23-year-old is the first major league rookie to homer in each of his first four professional games and only the fifth player since...

Study Pinpoints Safest Place to Hide From Zombies

Head west, young man, unless you're already there

(Newser) - If a zombie outbreak were to strike US shores, East Coasters should head west ASAP. That recommendation comes by way of Cornell University researchers, who have modeled the statistical mechanics of, yes, zombies and will present their findings at a meeting of the American Physical Society on March 5 in...

Rockies Make an Epic Typo— on 15K Jerseys

Troy Tulowitzki's name is light one 't'

(Newser) - The Colorado Rockies love their All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki so much that at last night's game the team gave out 15,000 replica jerseys—emblazoned with his name spelled as Tulowizki. The rather large-scale typo was in fact noticed, the Rockies say, but they decided to go ahead with...

5 Snowboarders Killed in Colorado Avalanche

Authorities think snowboarders triggered the slide

(Newser) - Five snowboarders were killed after apparently triggering a backcountry avalanche in Colorado, authorities say. Search and rescue crews recovered the bodies several hours after yesterday's slide, which was 600 feet wide. A sixth snowboarder caught in the avalanche was able to dig himself out and call for help; his...

Jamie Moyer, 49, Aims for MLB Record

Rockies pitcher poised to be oldest to win game

(Newser) - If the Colorado Rockies' Jamie Moyer pulls off a win this Saturday, he'll become the oldest pitcher in baseball history to do so. At 49, Moyer is the oldest Major Leaguer since 2007, and the oldest to take the mound since 1972. Indeed, he's more than twice the...

Phillies Caught With Binoculars, Deny Sign Stealing

League reprimands team for use in bullpen

(Newser) - A good-ol'-fashioned baseball feud is in the works after the Colorado Rockies busted a Philadelphia Phillies coach using binoculars in the bullpen. They complained he was trying to steal signs, and the league today reprimanded the club. The war of words is awesome. "Out of line" said Rockies manager...

Dallas Braden Pitches Perfect Game for A's

Oakland ace tosses majors' 19th perfecto

(Newser) - Dallas Braden pitched the Athletics' first perfect game in 42 years and just the 19th in major league history today, dazzling the majors' hottest team in recording a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland. Braden threw his arms in the air after Gabe Kapler grounded out to...

Snowstorm Dumps 2 Feet on Rockies

Biggest Oct. snow in 12 years wallops Denver

(Newser) - The first major snowstorm of the season dumped two feet of snow on parts of Colorado and Wyoming, shutting schools and snarling traffic with multicar pileups and fender benders. Denver residents traded short sleeves for parkas as they grappled with the biggest October snowfall in 12 years. Snow was expected...

Phillies Advance to NLCS After Stunning Rally
 Phillies Advance to NLCS 
 After Stunning Rally 

Phillies Advance to NLCS After Stunning Rally

Philadelphia scores 3 in ninth to beat Colorado 5-4, earn meeting with Dodgers

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning then held on to beat the host Colorado Rockies, 5-4, tonight and advance to the National League Championship Series opposite the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Howard drove in the tying runs with a double off Rockies...

Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps
Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps
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Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps

With Dodgers in NLCS, only Philly-Colorado remains up in the air

(Newser) - The Yankees wrapped up a sweep of the Twins tonight in Minneapolis, getting homers from Jorge Posada and suddenly clutch Alex Rodriguez in a 6-1 win. They advance to face the Angels, who mounted an unlikely ninth-inning comeback this afternoon, scoring off Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon three times and...

Rockies Win, Even Series With Phillies
 Rockies Win, 
 Even Series 
 With Phillies 

Rockies Win, Even Series With Phillies

Colorado takes advantage of shaky outing from Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels

(Newser) - Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 today to even their National League playoff series at a game apiece. Huston Street pitched out of trouble in the ninth to secure the...

Lee Pitches Phillies Past Rockies in Game 1

Left-hander strikes out five as Philadelphia cruises to 5-1 victory

(Newser) - Left-hander Cliff Lee pitched a six-hitter today as the Philadelphia Phillies opened the defense of their World Series title with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of their National League playoff series. Lee, a mid-season acquisition given the start over World Series MVP Cole Hamels, got...

Bizarre Dust Stains Snow-Capped Rockies

Dust could leave crops dehydrated by late summer

(Newser) - A veil of dust coating the snowcapped Colorado Rockies is accelerating river runoff and has farmers scrambling to avoid an arid crop season, the Los Angeles Times reports. An unusually high number of dust storms and unseasonably warm temperatures have caused rivers to swell near flood stage. “It creates...

Key to Winning: Scrubs Having a Breakout Season

(Newser) - It takes more to build a winning baseball team these days than pure statistical analysis, writes Darren Everson in the Wall Street Journal. You need someone with what Everson terms “Bellhorn Syndrome.” Mark Bellhorn, owner of a .264 slugging average the previous year, became an inexplicable hero for...

Climate Change Pushes Aspens to Brink
 Climate Change 
 Pushes Aspens 
 to Brink 

Climate Change Pushes Aspens to Brink

New weather patterns exacerbate other issues, like the nasty bark beetle

(Newser) - Huge swaths of the Rocky Mountain landscape is being transformed as the region's signature tree, the aspen, goes into rapid decline, reports the Smithsonian. Climate change and surging population of the bark beetle is causing the grim phenomenon known as SAD (sudden aspen decline). The beetle is a mere twelfth-of-an-inch...

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