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Rockies news, notes and links for March 31, 2017.

MLB: Spring Training-Colorado Rockies at Kansas City Royals Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Bees swarmed the Rockies-Padres game and forced players to literally hit the ground | Cut 4

It seems like this happens to the Rockies at least once every spring, but they usually don’t have to dive to the ground. It was the Padres’ last game at their complex this spring, so I can only assume the bees just wanted to hurry their takeover of the complex up.

The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 46: Jose Jimenez | Rox Pile

Ben Macaluso over at Rox Pile is in the middle of a series detailing the 100 best Rockies of all time. In this edition, he talks about Jose Jimenez, the second best closer in franchise history. He talks briefly about how Jimenez got his start, including the no-hitter he threw during his rookie season in 1999. He still holds the records for most saves in a season for the Rockies with 41.

Rockies face an impossible task. Here’s how they plan to defend Coors Field’s vast outfield. | Cronkite News

Matt Faye wrote about the Rockies plans to cover the outfield this season. Some good insight in here from Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl and others.