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Sports Briefs: April 22, 2017

By Staff

Minor League Baseball Rockies still seeking host families The Grand Junction Rockies are still searching for host families to house players for the upcoming 2017 season. Host families are asked to provide a clean, safe and warm ...


GJ Rockies will host 2018 All-Star Game

By Patti Arnold

They have 16 months to plan and prepare, but the Grand Junction Rockies’ front office staff knows those months will fly by. Even before getting official notice that the Rockies will host the 2018 Pioneer League-Northwest League All-Star ...


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Passion of Rockies fans excites new manager Black

By Matt Meyer

Bud Black’s done a good bit of traveling. The new Colorado Rockies manager has been to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and seen people wearing Rockies caps there. The same can be said for Albuquerque, New Mexico, and most of Utah. He sees a fan ...


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‘A special place for us’

By Patti Arnold

David Dahl kept glancing out the windows of the press box at Suplizio Field, looking toward his old spot in center field. Jon Gray gazed down at the snow-covered diamond from the third floor of the Tower and grinned. “It’s very ...


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Junction boys

By Matt Meyer

It was big news when the Colorado Rockies drafted a Kansas high school pitcher who could throw a baseball 102 mph. It was big news for Grand Junction when Riley Pint inked his contract and started his career with the Grand Junction ...


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Going to the Show

By Matt Meyer

Over the years, numerous people inside and outside of the Grand Junction Rockies, from clubbies to Todd Helton, have complimented Tony Diaz on his ability to build relationships. Now, the former manager and developmental supervisor will get ...


GJ Rockies’ Ray retiring as team’s GM

By Patti Arnold

Tim Ray hasn’t lost the passion he has for minor league baseball, particularly the Grand Junction Rockies. The energy it takes to be the general manager of a Rookie League ballclub, though, is starting to wane. In May, Ray knew the ...


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Headed in the right direction

By Patti Arnold

It was always the hope that the young Grand Junction Rockies would grow into playoff contenders. But after finishing the first half of the season six games below .500, the youngest team in the Pioneer League (21 years, 4 months old on ...


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Grand Junction providing a pipeline of big leaguers

By Patti Arnold

Throughout the baseball season, photos of former Grand Junction Rockies who were called up to the parent Rockies were hung on the wall in the front office at Suplizio Field. As the season progressed, more and more wall space had to be ...


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GJ Rockies’ playoff chances end with loss

By Dale Shrull

So close but about 340-some feet away. With two outs in the books in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night at Suplizio Field and the Grand Junction Rockies clinging to a 13-12 lead, one more out would have forced a winner-take-all game ...


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