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Social Media Roundup, Week 20: All-Star Rockies Rock Minnesota

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

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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!

Baseball took its mid-season break this week, but that didn't stop the Rockies from grabbing their share of social media at the All Star Game in Minneapolis.

The game's sluggers took center stage on Monday with the Home Run Derby, which gave Twins fans the chance to celebrate their old friend, Justin Morneau:

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The Derby had plenty of big blasts. One from Giancarlo Stanton stunned Charlie Blackmon, and Nick Groke at The Denver Post caught his reaction:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here&#39;s the bewildered Charlie Blackmon reaction to Giancarlo Stanton&#39;s near-park shot at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HRDerby?src=hash">#HRDerby</a> ICYMI: <a href="http://t.co/TgEr8MgeF2">pic.twitter.com/TgEr8MgeF2</a></p>&mdash; Nick Groke (@nickgroke) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickgroke/statuses/489181886527180800">July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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We hear ya, Charlie.

So awestruck by Stanton's bomb, Blackmon was too flummoxed to dress for the All Star Game's red carpet show. The poor guy had to borrow a shirt from Garth Brooks circa 1992:

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During Tuesday's All Star Game, Tulo hit a hot shot of his own to right field. The replay had all sorts of breakdowns of distance and speed. It's well worth watching, just to see how far video technology has come:

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Former Rockie Jason Jennings turned 36 yesterday, and the Rockies' Facebook page wished him a happy birthday:

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Finally, the Rockies reminded us this morning that there's plenty of exciting baseball left for the second half of the season. We can't wait.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockies?src=hash">#Rockies</a> Baseball returns tonight! Here&#39;s to a big second half of the season! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoRockies?src=hash">#GoRockies</a> <a href="http://t.co/gk5XYGaqca">pic.twitter.com/gk5XYGaqca</a></p>&mdash; Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rockies/statuses/490141861260959744">July 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And that’s the way it is for the Social Media Rodeo on the week of July 14. Have a good weekend, buckaroos, and let's watch the Rockies play the Pirates!