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Colorado Rockies infield nickname contest generates big league buzz

We had a lot of fun with the nickname endeavor, which created Coors Shield.

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When our Drew Creasman ran a poll earlier this week to figure out a nickname for the Colorado Rockies' defensively stellar infield, we had no idea the end result would be an on-air debate during a Rockies game and an official poll conducted by the Rockies' Twitter account.

The poll, which had finalists such as Coors Shield (the eventual winner in both our poll and the Rockies' poll) and Leather Daddies, became arguably the most talked-about Rockies subject of all. That wasn't an easy accomplishment given the Rockies' on-field success, which includes a pair of road sweeps, in the early part of the season.

Drew joined 850 KOA yesterday in one of his several radio spots to talk about the silly thing that spiraled out of control. You can listen to the interview here:

Sincere thanks to everyone who voted, tweeted, linked, etc. We do this sort of stuff for your enjoyment, and we are happy to see that this particular endeavor resulted in just that.


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