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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Hurdle brings outsider’s (and insider’s) perspective

When the Rockies began their search for a new General Manager last spring following the resignation of Jeff Bridich, the popular opinion was that they should recruit someone from the outside, someone who would bring a fresh perspective to the team’s inbred front office. How about someone with a fresh perspective AND institutional memory? That’s …

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Cherry Creek Football Bruins headed to fourth straight state championship game

The two semi-final games of the 2021 5A Colorado High School Athletic Association were just as the rankings predicted. On November 27, number one ranked Valor Christian defeated number four ranked Grandview by a score of 37 to 6 to advance to the state championship game. Likewise, number two ranked Cherry Creek dominated number three …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW _ Hot Stove League on hold—Opening Day, next?

Now that the World Series has ended, let the collective bargaining begin. The current contract between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) expires on December 1. This is certain to affect the Hot Stove League—free agency, as well as trades. Owners are not going to dive into the open …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Magnolia Lane awaits—a dream come true

Matai Naqica will compete in Drive, Chip & Putt finals In his dreams, Matai Naqica (pronounced nuh-GEE-thuh—with a hard “G”) is headed down Magnolia Lane, about to compete at fabled Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters. Magnolia Lane: the route traveled by the immortals—Jones, Hogan, Snead . . . Arnie, Nicklaus, Tiger—and every …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Looking back, looking ahead as Rockies’ 2021 season ends

“Wait ‘til next year” time has officially arrived for the Rockies.  So, what might all those fans of purple pinstripes watch for in the coming months? What might they expect come next April? And what should we make of the 2021 season? After starting 15-31, the young Rockies won more than they lost (59-56) from …

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