The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is hosted by staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox, who are all incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy.
This week, Mac has returned to us! ...But now Skyler is gone. Mac and Evan finish off the June Player of the Month ratings, Kris Bryant has finally uncorked the power in his bat, and Daniel Bard keeps going strong as the Rockies closer. Meanwhile, José Ureña made his return to the bigs in a Colorado Rockies uniform. He performed admirably in a spot start for the injured Antonio Senzatela, but the cost was heavy. Once-top corner infielder prospect Colton Welker has been designated for assignment and claimed away. Was it worth it? Evan also complains about Elehuris Montero not getting enough playing time for the third week in a row after some quotes from Bud Black were posted in Thomas Harding’s newsletter. While one top prospect struggles to find footing in the major leagues, two more are set to represent the Rockies in the Futures Game during All-Star festivities.
...Speaking of festivities, the World Baseball Classic is returning at last! Last held in 2017, the WBC in 2021 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully the exciting worldwide showcase will be returning in 2023!
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Affected by Altitude is a weekly or bimonthly podcast featuring roundtable discussion, game segments, interviews, and the occasional hot take from a group of Purple Row contributors. We live in different places, have varying backgrounds, and may or may not be good at traveling on planes. Regardless, we are all united in our love of the Rockies and a desire to provide Purple Row readers with a fresh new voice.
Are you a Purple Row reader and a Rockies fan? Then this show is for you. Please let us know how we’re doing, what you would like to see moving forward, or how we can do better. You can comment down below, or on Twitter at @AltitudeEffect.
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This episode was recorded on Friday, July 8th, 2022. Statistics and events may not be current at time of posting.