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Kyle Freeland is ready for his major league debut

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Rockies news, notes and links for Friday, April 7. The Home Opener!

Freeland fulfills dream of dream of playing for the Rockies | Rockies.com

In a story that has been beat to death, and rightfully so the last few weeks, the day is finally here. Kyle Freeland gets to make his MLB debut in front of his hometown fans. Thomas Harding does a masterful job of describing just what it means to Freeland.

Four must see defensive plays to open the 2017 season | Rox Pile

For your convenience, Rox Pile has compiled the best defensive plays from the first few days of the season all in one place. Might be a good one to bookmark for when things get rough!

Rockies’ home opener is a bona fide holiday in Colorado— but why? | Denver Post

Nick Groke opens the season with a bang, in the first of a season long series on the 25th season of baseball in Denver. It’s a human interest story about the way Denver celebrates opening day, and how the Rockies birth helped to revitalize LoDo, and the way the team has grown with the city. It’s another excellent read from Groke, who never disappoints.