Patti is a sports columnist and covers Colorado Mesa University sports, plus leads coverage of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series and the Grand Junction Rockies.
University of Kansas, School of Journalism, 1981.
Patti grew up in Overland Park, Kan., and is the only member of her family to leave the greater Kansas City area. She worked at the Lawrence Journal-World and the Olathe (Kan.) Daily News before heading West in the fall of 1985. She has covered everything from trapping snapping turtles to Major League Baseball and the NFL, and among her career highlights are covering the World Series in Denver and photographing a Kansas-Kentucky basketball game, sitting on the sideline of Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse.
Patti shares her home with Sneakers, the world’s happiest yellow Labrador. Sneakers also loves the Jayhawks, but doesn’t like it when Patti yells at them during basketball games. Patti and Sneakers spend lots of time at the park and playing fetch or just chasing birds in the backyard, and like to take road trips together. Patti enjoys playing really bad golf, reading and movies, especially when the popcorn is fresh.
For four innings Sunday, the flag in center field at Suplizio Field barely moved. But when the clouds rolled in, … more
Wilson Soriano tried to get the bunt down in the eighth inning, but didn’t get a pitch to bunt. … more
Harrison Musgrave didn’t mind sitting in the dugout for 15 or 20 minutes Thursday night as his Grand Junction … more
Kiel Roling has always known when it was time for the next step. … more
It’s 2,728 miles from Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, to Grand Junction. … more
Tony Diaz can’t help but grin when he thinks back only a couple of years, to Johendi Jiminian’s first … more
Henry Garcia had his own personal Home Run Derby on Monday night. … more
‘Tis the season for preseason football teams, with various publications and services releasing their watch … more
Hamlet Marte believes in picking up his pitcher. … more
Anthony Sanders was sprinting down the third-base line, urgently waving Terry McClure around the bases. … more
A firestorm of backlash after a series of emails from Colorado Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort to disgruntled … more
Funny how one misplayed ball turns into an onslaught of miscues. … more
Kyle Freeland had 35 pitches or two innings, whichever came first. … more
Bob Apodaca has homes away from home throughout the Colorado Rockies organization. … more
It’s only natural to want to see your name in the lineup every day. … more
Rafael Betancourt climbed on the bus with the Grand Junction Rockies on Wednesday night, bound for Idaho Falls, … more
Idaho Falls couldn’t solve Grand Junction pitching Sunday afternoon. … more
Logan Norris started the baseball season in the bullpen in Asheville. He spent about a week in the Tri-City … more
Well-played, it wasn’t. … more
They were wide-eyed, baby-faced kids last summer when they joined the Grand Junction Rockies. … more