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The internet's first -- and inarguably best -- Colorado Rockies podcast. Ever. In the history of humanity.

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The internet's first -- and inarguably best -- Colorado Rockies podcast. Ever. In the history of humanity.

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iTunes Ratings

74 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
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Purple Dinosaur Podcast

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The internet's first -- and inarguably best -- Colorado Rockies podcast. Ever. In the history of humanity.

Rank #1: Episode 42 | May 1, 2015: Super-Sized PDP

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It's the biggest edition of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast ever, and it's coming to you on PDP 42, the Jackie Robinson Edition.

We're taking a trip to the Rockies' glory days of our childhood with interviews with the man to throw the first pitch in franchise history David Nied, four-time All-Star Dante Bichette, and arguably the franchise's greatest player Larry Walker.

We'll continue our early season run through the Rockies' Minor League affiliates by checking in with Keaton Gillogly, radio voice of a prospect-laden Modesto Nuts team.

Plus music this week from Denver band Rossonian. PDP 42 comin' atcha!
May 01 2015
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 109 | June 29, 2017: Nevermind, Get Back On That Ledge, My Friend

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Things have not been what you, the viewing public, would call "good" lately for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. Losing is afoot. Is the dreaded June swoon finally rearing its head to sink the early season good fortunes of the strong baseball men in purple? Eh, probably not. Sometimes teams play like garbage for a couple of weeks. The 2007 Rockies went 1-9 on a road trip and lost eight straight and still went to the World Series. Whaddaya want from me?

We'll discuss why it's too early to FREAK THE HECK OUT about what's going on with this losing streak. There are things to be concerned about (we'll discuss those too), but the overall trend is still very much up for this team.

Plus, a REAL journalist joins the show! Jonathan McNicol of WNPR in Connecticut joins us to talk about his podcast, "The Second First Season" which is currently following the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats through their first season in Hartford and second season in existence.

It's the 109th episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Melt it down and jump into it!
Jun 30 2017
53 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 112 | August 3, 2017: [Insert Witty Title Here]

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With the Major League Baseball trade deadline in the rear view mirror, the PDP returns to review the movess the Rockies made -- and didn't make. Pat Neshek and Jonathan Lucroy seem good! The fact that the Rockies didn't overspend for someone else also seems good! What does it all mean going toward the stretch run? Who knows, man. Life is an incredible tapestry of mystery.

Tyler Chatwood got the start for the Rockies on Wednesday and was...not good. Are there any ways Colorado can reduce his amount wof work at Coors Field (where he's struggled mightily) while still getting him starts on the road (where he's been very good)? We'll discuss.

Last but not least, Carlos Gonzalez is riding the world's weirdest 11-game hitting streak. Is it a sign that, as we've been told since April, HE'S HEATING UP? Probably not, but it's a possibility! Or maybe it isn't. But it's better than 11 games with no hits which is what it's felt like for the majority of the year.
Aug 03 2017
50 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 114 | August 17, 2017: Chad Bettis? More Like Chad Badass IMO

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The Rockies' most inspiring story hit its highest point so far when cancer-slaying hero Chad Bettis returned to the Coors Field mound on Monday and turned in seven shutout innings. It felt so much bigger than baseball to so many, and we'll attempt to break down our thoughts from that day.

Plus, Bettis's return gives the Rockies something they have to be thrilled with right now: a full -- and strong-- starting rotation. With Bettis, Kyle Freeland, Jon Gray, Jeff Hoffman and German Marquez forming the group, Colorado now has its most talented arms lined up 1-5 and can utilize Antonio Senzatela and Tyler Chatwood in more clearly defined relief roles.

With that, we acknowledge that the pitching staff has in fact been good this year. The offense has not been so. We'll discuss how things could improve in that area and what it means that the Rockies have played barely-above-.500 ball against arguably the weakest portion of their schedule.

Plus we're sure there's other stuff in here that you'll like listening to! That might debatable, but hey who knows! It's the 114th episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Grind it down to a fine powder and add it to your chocolate shake for a creamy malt mix!
Aug 17 2017
1 hour
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Rank #5: Episode 10 | May 24, 2014: Atlanta Hotel Internet Capers

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We'll level with you straight out: this episode sucks. There, now that we've gotten that out of the way...

Episode 10 is here! You guys clamored so much on Twitter, we figured we'd let you have it. Be forewarned, it took many hours in the PDP labs to make this sound even remotely listenable, thanks to atrocious Atlanta hotel internet. But baseball talk you want, and baseball talk you shall HAVE.

This week, we go guest-free and talk lots of roster stuff. Mostly: pump the brakes with all this Eddie Butler/Jon Gray speculation. We tell you why. Plus, the joys of playing meaningful games in May (that's sad, isn't it?) and a promise for a better show next week. Join us, won't you?!
May 24 2014
30 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 111 | July 28, 2017: McMahonMania

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The Major League Baseball trade deadline is just three days away, and YOUR Colorado Rockies have already made a pretty impressive move, acquiring All-Star reliever Pat Neshek at not-too-high a cost. What will the next few days look like, and how will the roster stack up come Tuesday?

Enough of that craziness, let's get to the stuff you're excited to hear. Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon joins this week's edition of the show to talk about his blistering hot start with Triple-A Albuquerque, learning new infield positions, and why he had to spend a lengthy part of Friday morning sitting in the sun outside the drive-thru of an Albuquerque Starbucks. (Sorry, Ryan.)

Plus, how long can the Rockies afford to keep a struggling Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup? It's...not fun. But we'll discuss. It's all on this week's edition of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast! Fire up your monster truck and leap over it!
Jul 28 2017
1 hour
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Rank #7: Episode 30 | November 10, 2014: Thanks, LOLMets!

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The first big player transaction news of the offseason is here: Michael Cuddyer has rejected the Rockies' qualifying offer to head to the Mets, giving Colorado a supplemental first round pick in 2015 and more roster flexibility heading into the 2014 Hot Stove campaign. What does the move mean for the offseason and next year? We'll discuss and probably be wrong.

Plus, the Rockies are rportedly dipping their organizational toe into the waters of possibly trading Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. We'll look at possible suitors and scenarios for those deals. We're taking your #AskPDP questions and more on the Kevin Ritz Memorial Edition of the show!
Nov 11 2014
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 29 | October 15, 2014: LIVE from Los Angeles!

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The last time the PDP was in your eardrums, we were talking about how nothing had changed. Now: PANDEMONIUM. We're talking lots of Jeff Bridich and administration change at 20th and Blake on the 29th edition of the show. The Rockies made a change in the front office. How much worse could things get than the last group?

Plus a ton of non sequiturs as Anthony and Tyler record in the same place for the FIRST TIME. It's really quite annoying.
Oct 15 2014
57 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 28 | October 2, 2014: Putting a Bow on 2014

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After a brief hiatus, the PDP is back with our 2014 season postmortem. Here's a hint: not much good.

We have a chat with Rockies starter Tyler Matzek about his breakthrough campaign at the big league level and his hopes for 2015. Plus, we talk with Albuquerque Isotopes writer Chris Jackson about the New Mexico side's reaction to the Rockies' new Triple-A affiliation.

A look back at the final weeks of 2014 and a look ahead at what figures to be an uninspiring offseason, based on tradition, is up this week in the final regular season edition of the PDP.
Oct 02 2014
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 27 | September 17, 2014: Do the Affiliation Shuffle!

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A weekly podcast is no place for breaking news, but we've got it anyway. The Rockies' Triple-A affiliation is headed to Albuquerque, and Double-A is moving to Connecticut. Anthony and Tyler break down what the means for fans and the organization and Simpsons references in the future.

Asheville Tourists radio voice Doug Maurer joins the show to discuss the Tourists' 2014 South Atlantic League title plus Dahl, McMahon, Tapia, and more.

And the guys even find some time to sprinkle in talk about the big league club. Amazing but true!
Sep 17 2014
56 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 34 | February 21, 2015: We Are All Lew

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A very special Rockies legend joins the Pedro Astacio-Shawn Chacon Memorial Edition of the PDP in Episode 34. He's likely much older and much cooler than you and has already won more Rockies Fantasy Camp championships and MVP awards than you have.

This week, as Rockies pitchers and catchers report, we're talking pace of play rules changes, the early storylines of spring training, the weird things minor league coaches do on bus trips, and much more. Plus our local music opens continue, this week featuring the song "Hey Dan, I Quit" by the Lawsuit Models.
Feb 21 2015
51 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 26 | September 10, 2014: Free Kyle Parker

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It's September, the Rockies are out of contention for, y'know, anything, and yet guys like Kyle Parker still aren't getting regular at-bats. So...what? The process of evaluating talent and looking toward the future is up first on Episode 26 of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast.

The guys discuss what the Rockies' rotation and lineup could look like by Opening Day 2015 on this week's show plus a discussion of the Minor League Baseball championship series prospects for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers and Class A Asheville Tourists.
Sep 10 2014
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 35 | March 12, 2015: It'll be interesting!

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With Cactus League action underway, the John Vander Wal memorial edition of the PDP is comin' in hot.

In this week's edition, we're prospect-heavy, going over Baseball America's Top 10 Rockies prospects and discussing the early spring action of Jon Gray and Eddie Butler. Troy Tulowitzki's back in action and looking healthy, so naturally everyone's freaking out that bad luck is sure to follow. We'll give you updates on that, Charlie Blackmon's spring debut, and Jorge De La Rosa's groin issue. Plus, we'll tell you what a Yard Goat is and how it might have a place in the Rockies' system in 2016. All that and more on Episode 35 of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast!
Mar 12 2015
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 32 | December 24, 2014: Merry Roxmas

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Heading somewhere for the holidays? Take Episode 32 of the PDP with you! This week, we're talking about the insanity that has overcome the National League West in recent weeks and looking at the Rockies' offseason with former Colorado starter and current ROOT Sports analyst Jason Hirsh.

Plus, we'll do our own debating about the Rockies' start to the offseason. Is it time to panic, or does the Bridich administration still have a little while to get things figured out?

Don't worry, our usual brand of nonsensical garbage is on tap for this holiday week, as well. Get pumped.
Dec 24 2014
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 49 | June 19, 2015: Heading Out to The Junc

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Short-season baseball has arrived as the Grand Junciton Rockies and Boise Hawks open their season with a wealth of talent at the Rockies' lower minor league levels. We'll chat with Grand Junction general manager Tim Ray on Episode 49 of the PDP. We'll preview the Rockies and Hawks and their outlook for 2015 as well as discuss Colorado's recent draft signings.

Plus a discussion of Jon Gray's impending promotion which will be ridiculous if it doesn't happen for Sunday. All that and more on the Byung-hyun Kim Memorial Edition of the show!
Jun 19 2015
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 50 | June 26, 2015: We Made It To 50 Episodes

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Seriously, how did you people let us get to 50 episodes of this show?

It's true! We made it! This week's show is guest-free and all banter, just the way you love (read: probably hate) it. We'll talk about some concerning steps backward for Eddie Butler and Tyler Matzek but some steps in the right direction for other things Rockies-related.

It's all coming your way on the Jamie Moyer (he's old and so are we) Memorial Edition of the PDP! Thanks to all of you who have stuck with us through the first 50. Here's to 50 more to come.
Jun 26 2015
48 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 51 | July 10, 2015: #Tulo and Luther Hackman

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We're back! After a holiday hiatus, the PDP returns with Baseball Prospectus swing guru Ryan Parker. We'll discuss what makes Raimel Tapia such an elite offensive prospect, David Dahl's continued development and return from injury, Class A second baseman and Tyler man crush Forrest Wall, the problem with hitting at Coors Field, and much more.

Plus the Rockies make a push to get Troy Tulowitzki to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. You enraged local media members with your willingness to vote on Twitter, so that makes us happy. Finally, we'll chat about Nick Groke's latest story on the team's feelings regarding Jon Gray still kicking around Triple-A.
Jul 10 2015
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 36 | March 18, 2015 : Live from Spring Training!

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We've got an abbreviated edition for you this week, but we make up for it by coming to you from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick! Listen to the excitement as Anthony and Tyler forecast a big night for Jon Gray just minutes before the big righty goes out and gets tagged for three runs in his first inning of work. We discuss the spring training experience, good food around the ballpark, update some things around camp, try to call after Dave Stewart to come on the show after he eyes us warily while walking out of the D-backs offices and more. Regular season is coming up quick! Get on this special edition PDP while the offer lasts!
Mar 19 2015
29 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 38 | April 3, 2015: Win By Trying One Strange Thing...

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We got followed by 31,000 Twitter spam bots this week, so it's safe to say we're feeling pretty good about ourselves here at the PDP.

In our final (!) preseason episode, Anthony and Tyler give predictions for the 2015 campaign including breakout performers, best-case scenarios, and much more. We'll discuss the Opening Day rotation (including how the Rockies will maneuver with four starters until Jorge De La Rosa is healthy), bullpen moves (including the improbable return of Rafael Betancourt), and possible assignments for top prospects entering the year.

Baseball's here! Finally! Get pumped!
Apr 04 2015
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 48 | June 12, 2015: Socking Some Damn Dingers

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Denver-area guy Tom Ley from Deadspin joins the Jason Hirsh Memorial Edition of the PDP. We'll chat about what it's like to be a Rockies fan working at a national media enterprise plus Coors Field memories, and more.

With the Rockies hitting the road to Miami and Houston, could Jon Gray's debut come on this trip? We discuss in-depth and also review what Eddie Butler's demotion to Albuquerque means.

Plus, for the first time this season, we take your questions for #AskPDP. All that and more on Episode 48!
Jun 12 2015
1 hour 22 mins
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