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Purple Dinosaur Podcast: Talkin’ Chubs

The Colorado Rockies are winning, and the Grand Junction Rockies are doing something else entirely

Let’s be honest: the Rockies’ loss to the Dodgers on Thursday was frustrating. Their three-game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers last week – on three straight walk-off losses – was infuriating. They’ve lost an outlandish amount of ground in the National League West race and may well be playing for just another one-game playoff to decide their postseason fate in 2019. But nobody cares about that.

That’s because this week, the Grand Junction Rockies took Twitter by storm with the most bizarre couple of tweets and reaction to other tweets that maybe any Rookie-level team has ever projected to the public. After a seemingly earnest fan suggested that the Rockies change their name to the Humpback Chubs to honor a local and once endangered species of fish, the Rockies took it to strange places on social media and then started swatting people down with blocks. We’ll give you our thoughts on just how hilarious and absurd this whole situation is and how the Rockies can make it better.

All that and more on this week’s edition of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Hey Grand Junction, whaddaya say!? The Chubs are gonna win today!