Rockies making pro baseball a real hit 
in Grand Junction

We viewed the Colorado Rockies’ decision to bring professional baseball to Grand Junction as at least a stand-up double, but now it’s looking more like a home run.

In their inaugural season at Suplizio Field, the Grand Junction Rockies nailed down a spot in the Pioneer League playoffs.

The Rockies got their spot when the Orem Owlz lost to the Ogden Raptors on Monday, making the Rockies’ home victory over the Idaho Falls Chukars all the sweeter.

The last time the Colorado Rockies Pioneer League affiliate got in the playoffs was 2001, back when the club was known as the Casper Ghosts.

Clearly, playoff bids are made on the field, but we have to think that the Lincoln Park Tower overlooking Suplizio Field, new seating and all the other improvements made for a comfortable and supportive environment for the GJ Rockies and their newfound fans.

We think this is a validation of the wisdom that resulted in the improvements, and we wish the Grand Junction Rockies, their parent organization and their fans all the best in the playoffs.


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