Hazards of the Job: Umpire Injury to Jerry Layne, Step by Step, as Told by Those Who Witnessed It

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Hazards of the Job: Umpire Injury to Jerry Layne as Told by Those Who Witnessed It It was the bottom of the sixth inning at Coors Field in Denver on July 2. The Colorado Rockies led the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7–5. Diamondbacks right-hander J.B. Wendelken settled in to pitch to Rockies center fielder Randal Grichuk. On […] READ MORE


MLB Milestone Tracker: First Half of Season Breakdown

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The MLB milestone tracker for the 2022 season is filled with great achievements. Last year, Max Scherzer got 3,000 strikeouts, whereas Miguel Cabrera hit the 500th home run of his career. Baseball fans have a full season to see what milestones will be broken or achieved. There are always more career achievements to keep an […] READ MORE


Colorado Rockies Reliever Tyler Kinley Enjoying New Success

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Colorado Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley is enjoying new success. After years of bouncing around the league and inconsistency, he seems to have found his control. Off-season and Spring Training 2022 adjustments to his form seem to be the key. Before Arriving in Colorado Kinley was drafted by the Miami Marlins back in 2013 but was […] READ MORE


The Colorado Rockies’ Welcomed Surprise

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The Colorado Rockies’ welcomed surprise to begin 2022 has been their bullpen. As of this writing, they lead all of baseball with nine saves—a significant improvement from their 2021 showing. That improvement is sorely needed if Colorado wants to be a .500 or better team. So far, so good. Previous Years’ Bullpens The 2019 Rockies […] READ MORE




Ejection Inspection, Week 22: Keon Broxton of Seattle Mariners Hits Umpire with Thrown Batting Glove

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Keon Broxton Hits Umpire with Thrown Batting Glove Welcome to Week 22 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 17: Part One — Aaron Boone of New York Yankees Unleashes Epic Rant

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Aaron Boone Unleashes Epic Rant Welcome to Week 17 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one […] READ MORE



Rockies Agree to Contract Extension With Manager Bud Black

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According to reports from ESPN, the Denver Post, and multiple other sources, the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager Harry “Bud” Black. The financial specifics of the deal have not yet been released. Managerial Success Black became the Rockies’ manager at the beginning of the 2017 season. During his tenure […] READ MORE