Kevin Henry takes a look at what the young players in Denver sports can bring to the table. The Broncos broke our hearts a little this season, but when we take a look around the city, there’s a lot that we have to look forward to. First: the Rockies. Our third baseman just got ranked number one in the league by Buster Olney. Twenty-six-year-old Nolan Arenado has already become a star for the Rockies, and many of us are looking forward to his future. Then there’s the Colorado Avalanche. They’ve got a star in 22-year-old Nathan MacKinnon, who could easily become an MVP contender in the NHL. Also in the Pepsi Center are the Denver Nuggets, with dominating Nikola Jokić, also 22.
Arenado has a couple years on these stars, but the Rockies also have their sights set on other young ‘uns like Kyle Freeland, David Dahl, and Trevor Story. These young stars certainly have bright futures, and we’re lucky to have them in Denver now.
From January 13 to January 20, the Rockies will hit the road, traveling around Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Players scheduled to appear include Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, and Ryan McMahon. Fans will have the chance to meet with manager Bud Black and general manager Jeff Bridich. And, of course, Dinger!
Take a minute to scroll through some of the best shots of the Rockies captured last year. Baseball is an incredible sport, and this blog reminds us that there is beauty there as well.
Charlie Blackmon, with his full beard and mullet, is easily one of the most recognizable Colorado Rockies. And he is quite the character, as shown by his social media presence as Chuck Nazty. Blackmon shares his workouts, his fast-food cravings, and his love of Top Gun. Renee Dechart documents the progression of Chuck Nazty, reminding me of one of the many reasons I love Charlie Blackmon.