Rockies social media roundup, Week 16: The death of a legend, a no-hitter and more

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Here are the highlights, lowlights and tail-lights from Rockies baseball in cyberspace.

Hello, everybody, this is not Mel Allen! It’s been a busy baseball week: some of it good, some of it bad, but all of it worth recommending, liking, favoriting and retweeting.

The week started on a sad note with the death of Tony Gwynn. The Rockies kindly paid tribute to Mr. Padre on Twitter:

Later that evening, Eric Young talked with ROOT Sports’ Jenny Cavnar about the warm welcome Gwynn offered when EY reached the big-leagues;

Sadness turned to anger, or maybe just peevishness, on Tuesday when Major League Baseball announced Nick Masset’s three-game suspension for the kerfuffle with the Braves:

No one much objected to Masset’s punishment — the issue was with Atlanta’s David Carpenter beating the rap by receiving only an undisclosed fine:

On a cheerier note, Charlie Blackmon answered questions in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage, a 15-minute interview that’s well worth your time:

Kyle Parker arrived to the major leagues this week, and his alma mater couldn't have been prouder:

Alas, it wasn't all sweetness and light this week.

On Wednesday, the Rockies found themselves on the wrong end of a buzz saw, as Clayton Kershaw tore through just 28 Colorado batters en route to a no-hitter. Because Rockies fans, followers and players are a self-confident sort, they were universally magnanimous during and after the game:

And that’s the way it is for the Social Media Rodeo on the week of June 16. Have a good weekend, buckaroos, and let's watch the Rockies beat the Brewers!

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