Birth of GJ Rockies is top sports story of 2011

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort, left, announces Nov. 15 the arrival of minor league baseball to Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Rockies will be a Rookie affiliate of the Rockies and begin play on June 23. GJ Rockies General Manager Tim Ray is at right.



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Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort, left, announces Nov. 15 the arrival of minor league baseball to Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Rockies will be a Rookie affiliate of the Rockies and begin play on June 23. GJ Rockies General Manager Tim Ray is at right.

It wasn’t a well-kept secret, even though no one would publicly comment on what eventually became the newest game in town. For months this past summer and early fall, negotiations were…




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