Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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Coors Field has become an excuse for the Rockies.The Coors Field factor is alive and well.Sunday, as the Colorado Rockies were swept at home by the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-8 affair, the park seems to be playing much like it did in the late 90's.Watching young pitchers crumble on the mound at 20th & Blake has become such a routine for Rockies fans that it seems like part of the game. A pitcher can be dominant out on the road, looking like a future ace, then come home to what should be a place of comfort, and gets absolutely blown out of the water.The confidence is gone, the strike-throwing goes out the window and the football score is underway. It happens all the time.Pitching at altitude, in a hitter's park is tough, there is no doubt about that. However, the Rockies are making it even more difficult with the way they approach the park.Listen to Jim Tracy talk about his young pitching staff. Listen to Dan O'Dowd talk about building a team. Listen to anyone in the front office...
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