Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez bring home Gold Glove hardware for Colorado Rockies

Gonzalez and Arenado brought home Gold Gloves on Tuesday.
This isn't exactly the type of hardware that Colorado Rockies fans are eager to brag about. However, Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado bringing home Gold Gloves is a decent consolation prize.

Gonzalez, though hampered again by nagging injuries that forced him to miss a large chunk of the second half of the 2013 season, was an easy pick for the award. CarGo consistently makes extremely difficult plays look very easy. Runners trying to take the extra base got a not-so-subtle reminder that Gonzalez can accurately put the ball on the glove of any defender standing at any base.

Going into the season, Gonzalez was a strong favorite for the award. He is largely regarded as one of the best outfielders in the game. He has center field speed, a right field arm all packed into a left field position. That nearly ensures him as one of the finalists for the award every season.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cheribundi is quickly becoming the drink choice of professional athletes

I was just sent some samples of Cheribundi tart cherry juices, and wow they are delicious. They have a new function line (basically a sports line) which is amazing for athletes. It helps a TON with muscle recovery and performance, and it boosts natural energy levels. This stuff also has melatonin in it which helps regulate the sleep cycle so that you get good night’s rest post-workout.
Something cool about this juice: it is consumed by over 90 professional sports teams including the 2013 Stanley Cup winners, the Chicago Blackhawks, and nobody really knows about it! I am trying to help spread the word on this super juice and its extensive benefits, so that other athletes can improve their own performance and their health.
One tiny 8oz bottle of Cheribundi’s Tart Cherry Juice™ (don’t let the name fool you-- they’re not that tart) packs 50 cherries. That’s a whole lot of fruit! And, cherries are unique because they contain extraordinarily high levels of anthocyanins -- a powerful antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Athletes can use this to their advantage by integrating the juice into their diet in order to recover quickly after workouts and games. I mean, nothing can mess with your game more than sore muscles and joints, am I right?
But don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself! Take the Cheribundi 7-Day Challenge, and see how it can improve your athletic performance and recovery:
The Cheribundi 7 Day Challenge
  • Rank your sleep, aches and pains, and muscle recovery, then drink Cheribundi for 7 days.
  • Drink two 8 oz. servings of Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, Tart Cherry Juice Light, Restore, Rebuild or Relax on the first day of the Challenge.
  • Then drink one 8 oz. serving each day for the next six days.
  • After the 7 days, rank your sleep, aches and pains and muscle recovery again.
Sign up here to take the Cheribundi 7-Day Challenge.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Walt Weiss isn't the issue for the Colorado Rockies

Walt Weiss received a 3-year extension on Tuesday.
The Colorado Rockies extended manager Walt Weiss for three additional seasons on Tuesday morning.

It was a move that comes as a shock to no one. Weiss came off of the bench at Regis Jesuit High School to manage the Rockies to a 74-88 record, a 10-game improvement over the 2012 campaign.

Walt Weiss took his fair share of criticism, and he deserved much of it. I ripped him when Troy Tulowitzki was tossed out of a game in Atlanta and Weiss never even left the dugout. As with anyone who has to learn on the job, there were awkward moments. In his first season, Weiss never was thrown out of a game. He took plenty of heat for that.

When the extension was announced, Rockies fans took to Twitter to voice their disapproval. Others came to Weiss' defense and suggested that he did a good enough job to stick around.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

GUEST POST: Small Market Sports weighs in on Todd Helton's career with the Colorado Rockies

Todd Helton during the National Western Stock Show in 2010.

Small Market Sports

Colorado is home to some of the most scenic mountain landscapes in the world. They represent stability and strength. No one represented these traits more for the Colorado Rockies than Todd Helton. Some will say it was the thin air and playing his whole career in a “hitter’s park”, others will say it was stained by an era in which everyone was dirty, even others will say there’s no World Series ring on his finger. The rest (including me) will say that over the past 17 years, Todd Helton is statistically one of the greatest hitters of this era, and maybe of all time.

As Helton took the plate in his final game at Coors Field in Denver, the crowd was alive, the Rockies have been out of the playoff mix for weeks but the fans still stuck around to see their franchise’s most productive player, swing the bat one more time. In his first plate appearance, Helton bombed a homer deep into the Colorado night, etching a storybook ending to his incredible career. It was only fitting that he would go out on such a high note.