Have you ever wanted to write your own recap for a Colorado Rockies game? Put your own style, and opinions, and voice into a postgame post-mortem? Well, hey! Here's your shot! In a new thing we are doing that we absolutely, completely, shamelessly stole from elsewhere, we're opening up some spring training recaps to community members!
We love and look forward to the debate in the comment sections of the posts here, and we love your Fan Posts (speaking of which, you should all do more of those now that baseball is back!). We figured that giving you guys the opportunity to write some spring training game recaps might be a fun way to get you more involved with the site and your favorite team, and who knows, maybe spark a new level of interest in you. (Or, uncover a new writer to join the staff who can thankfully put Connor Farrell out of his misery, am I right?!)
So in a move that will either be the most brilliant thing we've ever done, or perhaps the biggest (non-Connor) disaster in site history, we're giving you the option to take a crack at writing up a game recap this spring!
Here's what you should know:
- Sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up, simply comment below this post with which game you'd like to recap; we'll add you to the list.
- At least to start, please only comment with a request for one game; if tons of you sign up like we hope, we'd love to spread the recaps around a little bit. If after a few days only, like, three of you have signed up, then yeah we'll let you do more than one recap if you're so inclined.
- A game recap is, well, recapping what happened during the game. It's not really rocket science, and you've all read a ton of them. But don't feel like you are beholden to our style or voice on these; if you want to focus on stats in your recap, great! If you prefer to focus on observations you made throughout the game, that's great, too! Tell us (and the readers!) the story of the game, what happened, key points, what we should know, etc. in your own unique way.
- Any game you sign up for and get, you would obviously have to watch/listen to the whole game on television (some ROOT, some MLB Network), radio (you know the drill, local Colorado folks), MLB.tv (almost every Rockies spring game will be available via video streaming at the team's website), and/or the GameDay stream on the Rockies' site.
- Then, have a recap ready for us shortly after the game ends. Two hours after is probably a little too long, so make sure your game (all times midday!) is OK in your work/life schedule.
- If you want to recap or write about the Rockies and none of the spring games work, seriously, go write a Fan Post on whatever you want about the club; we read every single one that goes up and it's a great way to get started, meet the community, engage, debate, etc.
Here's the schedule from which to pick:
|Wed, Mar 2||1:10 pm MT||vs Diamondbacks|
|Thu, Mar 3||1:10 pm MT||@ Diamondbacks||ESterps08|
|Fri, Mar 4||1:05 pm MT||@ Athletics|
|Sat, Mar 5||1:10 pm MT||vs Padres||shay.cheever|
|Sun, Mar 6||1:05 pm MT||@ Reds||Rocky Mountain High|
|Mon, Mar 7||1:10 pm MT||vs Cubs||1032guitars|
|Tue, Mar 8||1:05 pm MT||@ Royals||jeffyoung80|
|Wed, Mar 9||1:05 pm MT||@ Giants|
|Thu, Mar 10||1:10 pm MT||vs Reds|
|Fri, Mar 11||1:10 pm MT||vs Indians|
|Sat, Mar 12||1:05 pm MT||@ Brewers|
|Sun, Mar 13||2:10 pm MDT||vs Dodgers||Jklaus37|
|Mon, Mar 14||2:10 pm MDT||@ Mariners|
|Tue, Mar 15||2:10 pm MDT||vs Athletics||@tanner_barth (Twitter)|
|Wed, Mar 16||2:05 pm MDT||@ Dodgers|
|Thu, Mar 17||2:10 pm MDT||vs Angels|
|Fri, Mar 18||2:10 pm MDT||@ Angels|
|Sat, Mar 19||2:10 pm MDT||@ Padres||@TEngquist_SPT on Twitter|
|Sun, Mar 20||2:10 pm MDT||vs Giants||1032guitars' girlfriend|
|Mon, Mar 21||2:05 pm MDT||@ Rangers|
|Tue, Mar 22||2:10 pm MDT||vs Brewers|
|Wed, Mar 23||——||OFF DAY||——|
|Thu, Mar 24||2:10 pm MDT||vs Mariners|
|Fri, Mar 25||2:05 pm MDT||@ Reds|
|Sat, Mar 26||2:10 pm MDT||vs Rangers|
|Sun, Mar 27||2:10 pm MDT||@ Diamondbacks||@JustinChernow on Twitter|
|Mon, Mar 28||2:10 pm MDT||vs White Sox|
|Tue, Mar 29||2:10 pm MDT||@ Diamondbacks|
|Wed, Mar 30||2:05 pm MDT||@ Cubs (SS)|
|Wed, Mar 30||2:10 pm MDT||vs Brewers (SS)|
|Thu, Mar 31||1:10 pm MDT||vs Diamondbacks|
There you go! Now, get to signing up in the comments with a date and game that works for you. We'll edit this page as sign-ups come in and go from there!