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September evokes memories, raises questions for future of Colorado Rockies

Remembering 9/11, looking to the future in Sunday's links and news.

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Remembering 9/11: A look back at the impact tragedy had on baseball

Today we remember the thousands of lives that were lost in the tragic attacks on September 11 of 2001. Living on the East Coast in New Jersey right across the Bay from Manhattan, I'll always remember the day of the attacks, and the effects of 9/11 still haunt some of my closest friends who lost someone. I'll also remember the way the nation came together in the wake of those attacks, how we as a group put aside prejudices, debates, and differences and embraced each other as fellow Americans and just how beautiful that was, how wonderful it was that, despite the horrors of the attacks, you could see the potential for the love that this nation could produce for one another. Today, remember to tell your loved ones you love them because you never know what tomorrow may bring. But also remember the love and strength we shared in the wake of those attacks and know that that doesn't have to be the case only in the face of terror, but each and every day as we strive to bridge the many divides that are creating so many issues today.

In the linked article, MLB remembers a collection of stories just before and following the tragic attacks of September 11th.

Saunders: Rockies GM Jeff Bridich faces urgent offseason to-do list | Denver Post

The Rockies fortunes are looking up as our long-awaited prospects start to make their mark in the Major Leagues. With the season wrapping up, Jeff Bridich has a number of important questions to address. What to do with Walt Weiss? How can the Rockies field a more reliable bullpen? Additionally, the team has quite the logjam in the outfield and behind the plate. Here are Saunders' takes on these questions.

Rockies' Carlos Estevez tweaking delivery as he seeks to command his power fastball | Denver Post

Rookie Carlos Estevez throws a fastball that can touch triple-digits, but he's trying to simplify his delivery to command it better. He's an exciting young pitcher who, despite an up and down year, has a lot to offer and is just 23.

Rockies Roundtable: Can Denver Ever Become A "Baseball" Town? | Rox Pile

As I am not a Colorado resident, I can't really chime in on this one, but I'd imagine any team would find it difficult to compete with an NFL franchise that is continually making runs in the playoffs.