Slammed by injuries, the Colorado Rockies are glad for the baseball year’s new-car smell.It’s so early, the first game between the Rockies and Padres comes tonight at Petco Park.The Rockies are 4-12. The surprising Padres lead them by 6.5 games.But, expect to hear from the Rockies. Several of their players helped Colorado earn a playoff berth the past two seasons. Steady Bud Black, the team’s manager, has impressive co-aces in German Marquez and Kyle Freeland (sidelined by a finger blister). Black still gets to write Nolan Arenado onto his lineup card, and should regain two good hitters, David Dahl and Daniel Murphy. I will suggest that, concerning the Rockies, the Padres and their fans owe a pinch of gratitude as far back as Colorado joining the NL West in 1993.Rockies, in this instance, doesn’t denote baseball personnel but rather the Rocky Mountain Range.Yeah, those Rockies.Hooray for plate tectonics making baseball harder.It’s uniquely dicey to … [Read more...] about Column: For mile-high Rockies, scoring on road is a constant, unique challenge
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Minnesota’s Territorial Legislature voted in 1857 to move its capital from St. Paul to the village of St. Peter, about 60 miles southwest. But the man tasked with sending that legislation to the governor for a signature absconded with it instead. He disappeared on a weeklong bender and returned just as the session ended with the bill unsigned. Or so the story goes. That man was Joseph Rolette, a colorful fur trader from the Red River Valley. His antics are often credited with saving the capital for St. Paul by preventing its removal to St. Peter. It’s a great story — and much of it factual — but the truth is more complicated. “It’s a myth that Joe Rolette saved the capital for St. Paul,” said William Lass, a Minnesota historian who has researched and written about the episode. “But once those things are ingrained, it’s darn hard to root them out.” The credit for keeping the capital in St. Paul, Lass says, belongs instead to a … [Read more...] about Joe Rolette is often credited with keeping Minnesota’s capital in St. Paul — but did he?
The city of Boston has 23 official neighborhoods, all of which have their own distinct culinary scene. Throw in the cities and towns just outside of Boston’s borders with their own thriving restaurants, and even the most dedicated gourmand could spend a lifetime eating their way through the area. With that in mind, we put together a list of Boston neighborhoods’ essential restaurants (and we went a little beyond Boston, too). The spots below are where we recommend you dine wherever you find yourself, from Allston to Eastie, Hyde Park to Somerville. Allston/Brighton Deep EllumTake the beer snob in your life to Deep Ellum; blow them away with the extensive IPA and draft selection. In the warmer months, try to grab a seat with a big group on the tiny patio and pick at the house sausage plate or spice-rubbed chicken wings. If you’re hungry at night, Deep Ellum’s late-night menu kicks in every day at 11:30 p.m., aka the perfect time for a $6 burger nightcap. … [Read more...] about The ultimate Boston neighborhood restaurant guide
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