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Social Media Roundup, Week 21: Flying Bats, Stare Downs and More

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!

Rewinding to last weekend's series against the Pirates, Charlie Culberson kept folks on their toes when his bat went sailing into the stands. Usually that's dangerous, but Clint Hurdle's emphasis on defense has spread to his fans. One Pirates fan made a great catch to snag Culberson's bat:

After the Pittsburgh series, the Rockies returned home for the first time since the All Star Break. And they had a new face: Ben Paulsen made his major league debut this week:

Paulsen's dad, who's the head coach at Winthrop University, was pleased as punch. The school tweeted a great article on his dad's reaction:

The Rockies are going through a rough patch of late, so Wednesday brought a little edge and attitude. Brandon Barnes got into a pregame fight with Aaron Barrett.  Thankfully, though, it was a fight of stamina and not fists:

Barnes held his own until the umpire told him to leave the field.

The stare down proved a distraction to the Nationals, who didn't realize the Rockies were deploying a secret weapon: high socks. The team decided to break their bad mojo by rolling up their pants:

And how'd they do? Well, this says it all:

Maybe we'll see them again tonight!

And that’s the way it is for the Social Media Rodeo on the week of July 21. Have a good weekend, buckaroos, and let's watch the Rockies play the Pirates!