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Colorado Rockies face unique challenges, and Bill Geivett knows it

The Rockies face a unique set of circumstances having to play half of their games at Coors Field. Bill Geivett knows it, and talked about it with Grantland's Jonah Keri. Troy Tulowitzki and his muscles/ligaments can speak for it as well.

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Rockies assistant GM Bill Geivett sat down with Grantland's Jonah Keri and explained some of the struggles that the team faces, as well as how they plan to rectify them in the future. The "all the Rockies ever do is make excuses" crowd* surely won't like this interview, as Geivett went into deep detail about how altitude affects the players. He also discussed his reasoning for why he thinks the tremendous home field advantage that the Rockies used to enjoy has basically disappeared over the last couple of years.

He does make some valid points on that last subject. For the first decade or so of the Rockies' existence, opposing teams were never sure just what they were getting themselves into when it came time to fly into Denver for a series. However, since so much time has passed and it has become so much easier to share information, players and teams have caught on to some of the subtle changes that they need to make in order to stay fresh for an entire series in Colorado, and those players and teams have been leaving the Rockies in the dust for the past couple of seasons at Coors Field.

*Speaking of the "all the Rockies ever do is make excuses" crowd, just look at Clayton Kershaw's Coors Field/not Coors Field career splits.

There will be a Part 2 to this interview, so we'll definitely be on the lookout for that.

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Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is going to be on the field this weekend in Arizona, and there's a chance that he'll appear on a major league field after the weekend. He'll have to be 100 percent, as Troy Renck mentions, but if he is, it will give Rockies fans something to watch in what will otherwise be the end of an agonizing season. Watching the Rockies play at Chase Field is hardly ever a treat, so Tulo's return would be nice.