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Walk-off winners

By Patti Arnold

Well-played, it wasn’t. All it took to make it a night to remember, though, was one pitch. Luis Castro electrified the Grand Junction Rockies’ opening-night crowd of 3,921 on Friday night at Suplizio Field, drilling a one-out, ...


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Veteran Rookies

By Patti Arnold

They were wide-eyed, baby-faced kids last summer when they joined the Grand Junction Rockies. Fresh out of high school, Terry McClure and Wes Jones were only 17 years old when they signed their professional baseball contracts. Dom Nunez was ...


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Former GJ players progressing

By Matt Meyer

When Eddie Butler made his first start with the Colorado Rockies, the buzz could be felt around Grand Junction. He was the first Grand Junction Rockies player to make it to the big leagues. A handful of locals made the trip to Denver to see ...


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Armed with information

By Allen Gemaehlich

Professional baseball players are on pace to have more Tommy John surgeries for torn elbow ligaments than ever before, according to several reports. There have already been more than 40 this year. The record is 67, set in 2012. The ulnar ...


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Learning how to run the show

By Dale Shrull

With stylish sunglasses and a megawatt smile, Derek Lynch looks good in purple. The Colorado Mesa University graduate is spending the summer interning with the Grand Junction Rockies. His duties are in media relations, and he plans to use the ...


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Spolane entrenched as voice of the GJ Rockies

By Dale Shrull

No one will ever mistake Adam Spolane’s voice for distinguished vocal masters such as James Earl Jones, Vin Scully, Casey Kasem or even Elmer Fudd, but his voice has become very recognizable to baseball fans in Grand Junction. As the ...


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Team approach works for staff

By Patti Arnold

Anthony Sanders acclimated pretty quickly to Rookie baseball last summer. “It helped me after about the first week of being here, understanding where I was at,” the Grand Junction Rockies manager said. “I played in this ...


GJ adding ‘Rockaritaville’

By Eden Laase

When the Grand Junction Rockies open their third season at Suplizio Field tonight, fans can expect several new amenities at the park and the environment at GJ Rockies games. ■ The area behind the right-field bleachers by the south gate ...


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GJ Rockies outfielders

By Staff

Omar Carrizales Hometown: Maracay, Venezuela Acquired: Free agent, 2012 Height, Weight: 6-0, 175 Bats/Throws: L/L Twitter handle: @_omarc230 Walk-up song: “Still D.R.E.” Instrumental Best baseball memory: My first career ...


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GJ Rockies infielders

By Staff

Luis Castro Hometown: Merida, Venezuela Acquired: Free agent, 2012 Height, Weight: 6-1, 187 Bats/Throws: R/R Twitter handle: @hanleycast23 Walk-up song: “Loyal,” Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Tyga Best baseball memory: When I got ...


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