Mar 25, 2012; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer (50) walks down the right field line after the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Rockies have a lot of reasons to gain attention from the masses - you know, having two of the best young stars in the game in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, calling a top 5 ballpark in baseball their home, and having a strong farm system that several experts admittedly underrate. There are really only a couple reasons why they don't get it on a regular basis: not playing in New York/Boston/Philly/Chicago/Los Angeles, and the fact that they've missed the playoffs the last couple of years. This offseason, the Rox added another huge attention gainer - not Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder, obviously, but a guy who was drafted when the former was a toddler and the latter was a newborn. And, with a somewhat-unreasonably high level of excitement surrounding him, he'll make his debut for the Rockies tonight. There is news-o'-plenty regarding Jamie Moyer's start in Houston against the Astros. I'll help feed the fire with some links:
Moyer among star athletes, entertainers born in '62 | MLB.com: News
Look at some of these names - including one of my childhood heroes, John Stockton. Amazing.
Ageless Moyer toes the rubber for Colorado in Houston | wzzm13.com
There is an awesome 'Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball on Super Nintendo' quote by Astros starter Lucas Harrell in this piece by The Sports Network.
CarGo happy to start year under the radar | ColoradoRockies.com: News
Carlos Gonzalez, who got jammed every time he was at the plate last night, prefers a quiet start to a season. You know what you're going to get from CarGo, as long as he's healthy. There's also a bunch of other good reads in this piece by Thomas Harding, including blurbs on Chris Nelson, Jason Giambi, and notes from last night's victory.