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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ben Badler Joins the Show Next Week
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This is a great show. Fun insight into the team, with honest appreciation of whats actually happening in their system. I love the current conversation with the different affiliates and updates about prospects. I look forward to their show every week. Thanks for putting it together!
This is exactly what was needed for Rockies fans. Looking to the minors, great interviews, and viewing the Rockies under the microscope. Keep it up!