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Purple Dinosaur Podcast
65 minutes | 5 years ago
Ep. 66 | March 9, 2016: Real, comfortable baseball
Baseball is BACK! Kind of! The games may not mean anything, but the position battles and scorching hot takes on country club atmospheres from Troy Tulowitzki sure do. This week, we dive inside the early returns from prospects and veterans alike at Rockies camp in Scottsdale. Who's primed to take the shortstop position? What does this young group of pitching prospects look like? What will the Rockies' starting nine on Opening Day be? What REALLY happened to Babushka Lady that fateful day in Dallas? Plus a look at other things throughout the baseball world which mostly involve us discussing which of the Cactus League ballparks we like the most. It's the Purple Dinosaur Podcast! Back and better than ever!
60 minutes | 5 years ago
Ep. 65 | Feb. 18, 2016: Toxic Assets
It's hard to build a winner in baseball at altitude. Did you know that? Have you ever heard that truism? Have you felt beaten over the head with it for your entire life? You HAVE, have you? Well do we have a show for you. The outstanding Mike Petriello of MLB.com joins the Jason Gurka edition of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast to discuss the reality of the "Coors Field Effect" and how it's possible (really!) to play successful baseball in Denver. Listen to Mike. He's way smarter than we are. Plus Anthony and Tyler discuss MLB Advanced Media's class action lawsuit settlement regarding broadcast rights and what that means for in-market streaming and you, the still-lingering Jose Reyes situation, and much more.
47 minutes | 5 years ago
Ep. 64: Jan. 29, 2016 - Godspeed, #Dickmania
Corey Dickerson is gone, you guys. Traded Thursday for (would you believe it?) a Schlotzky's sandwich and a handful of Enron stock. SMDH. Oh wait no, left-handed reliever Jake McGee and minor league starting prospect German Marquez (who is not German, just FYI). The initial reaction to this trade is basically that the sky has already fallen and life is a willful and yet empty pursuit of nothingness. We'll try to calm that down a bit with some numbers that suggest maybe the Rockies aren't quite as different a team minus C-Dick as you think. Plus...well no, that's really about it for this episode. But the PDP returns to its weekly schedule soon with pitchers and catchers just weeks from reporting to Arizona. Catch the fever!
85 minutes | 5 years ago
Ep. 63: Jan. 15, 2016 - Spleens and Whiskey
Top Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl joins the first PDP of 2016 to discuss his splenectomy, his strong finish to the 2015 season after his return, his rooting interests in the college football national title game, and more. Then, Anthony and Tyler go off radar with a viewing of the 13th inning of the 2007 National League Wild Card Tiebreaker from beginning to end. We loved it. Maybe you'll hate it. SPOILER: The Rockies won, and we felt happiness for a moment.
71 minutes | 5 years ago
Ep. 62: Dec. 10, 2015 - The Hiatus Is Over
The Purple Dinosaur Podcast returns to bring you holiday cheer! Just kidding, the D-backs are building a rotation Death Star, and every other team is better than your team. We discuss. Plus Anthony and Tyler take you through their crazy last two months, field your #AskPDP questions, discuss potential landing spots for Carlos Gonzalez, and much more.
73 minutes | 6 years ago
Ep. 61: October 9, 2015 - The Postmortem
The PDP returns from binge-drinking away the end of the Rockies season to dissect the return of Walt Weiss and more. Does the Rockies skipper's 2016 assurance really mean anything? Did you know that Google Translate says that "Weiss" in German translates to "Knows?" Did you weiss that? Plus we'll dive into Nolan Arenado's prospects for a top-5/top-10 finish in NL Most Valuable Player voting. Our 61st episode also includes a discussion with Bruce "Old Hoss" Foster about Civil War-era baseball reenactments in Denver and Connor Farrell of Rox Pile on who's the Rockies' leader in handsome heading into 2016 and who would contest his World Series of Hate.
45 minutes | 6 years ago
Ep. 60: Sept. 18, 2015: Embracing De La Rosa's Stardom
We come to you, loyal listener(s), with a simple query: is Jorge De La Rosa the greatest pitcher in Rockies history? We debate inside #PDP60. Plus a discussion of Tyler Chatwood's return from Tommy John surgery with another rehab start this week, the Asheville Tourists' successful 2015 and news on David Dahl who is officially headed to the Arizona Fall League.
61 minutes | 6 years ago
Ep. 59 | Sept. 13, 2015: Playing Out the String
The best part of #PDP59 is when we talk about how Tulo hasn't missed any significant time all season. Recorded on Friday, he was injured within 24 hours. With not a whole lot to talk about, we dive into CarGo and Nolan's ridiculous second halves and compare it to other great historical runs by Rockies players and others. Plus we talk about what this stretch could mean for the Rockies' offseason. We're taking your #AskPDP questions, as well! Wondering about destinations to go in Denver when you attend a Rockies game or Nigerian democracy? We've got it all covered
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