Episode 28: James Merilatt - Colorado Rockies

Show Notes

James Merilatt is our guest in The Clubhouse today. You can follow James on twitter @jamesmerilatt

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4:30 The Colorado Rockies Rockies inaugural season was 1993. But before they came to town, Denver had a rich baseball history which you can read about here

7:50 Darryl Strawberry, Dwight "Doc" Gooden and Keith Hernandez are responsible for a young James' Mets fandom before the Rockies came to town. 

8:15 Game six of the 1986 World Series will always be remembered for Mookie Wilson's ground ball to Bill Buckner

16:10 The Rockies mascot is Dinger the Dinosaur. 

17:20 Check out Episode 20 to hear Anthony and Muneesh's thoughts on mascots in baseball.

24:50 If you still think that Abner Doubleday invented baseball, we are sorry to tell you that you are wrong. Read all about Alexander Cartwright's contribution to the game here.

29:21 In the 1985 World Series, a blown call at first base helped the Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals. 

29:24 In 2010, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga's perfect game was wiped from the books by umpire Jim Joyce's horrible call.

34:30 In 2009, Joe Girardi and the Yankees benefited from a blown call against the Twins. In 2012, Joe Girardi and the Yankees were hurt by a blown call against the Tigers. If you are going to be ok with it when it happens to someone else, you have to be ok when it happens to you.

37:20 The next time you are in Denver, you HAVE to check out the National Ballpark Museum.

41:00 Muneesh has a 2016 Baseball Stadium Wall Calendar for sale. It makes the perfect gift! You can order it here! Make sure you send in your trivia questions to clubhousepocast@gmail.com or on Twitter @ClubhousePod and you may win a signed copy of the calendar!

Check out our archives for other great guests like the official scorer of the Minnesota Twins Stew Thornley!

53:05 The first manager in Rockies history was Don Baylor.

55:05 The only no-hitter in Rockies history was thrown by Ubaldo Jimenez.

56:50 Todd Helton was replaced by Peyton Manning as the quarterback for the University of Tennessee. 

58:00 The first pick in Rockies history was David Nied.

59:40 Rockies catcher Brent Mayne registered a win in relief in 2000.

1:05:50 Shortly after this episode was recorded, Troy Tulowitzki was traded from the Rockies to the Blue Jays. Sorry James. 

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