Tracy has been covering Major League Baseball since 1976. Over the years he has covered the Royals, Angels, Mariners, Rangers and in 1992 he began coverage of the Rockies, who began play the following season. Tracy was the 2005 recipient of the J.T. Taylor Spink Award for his baseball writer, and was presented the award during the 2006 Hall of Fame Ceremony. He was a two-time Colorado Sports Writer of the Year and was awarded the 2000 Shining Star Award by the Colorado Press Association, the only sportswriter ever nominated for the honor. A fifth-generation Wyoming native, Tracy and his wife Jane live northwest of Cheyenne with their five horses and three barn catts
Carlos Gonzalez is caught in free agent limbo. And he’s not the least bit concerned. Gonzalez is a realist. He knows he is coming off the least productive season of the seven seasons in which he has played in 100 or more games. He understands there is a log jam created by a lack of activity in the signing of the top tier free agents.
Amanda Hopkins smiles at the memory of those afternoons when she was five years old, sitting in a ballpark with her father, who was scouting a high school baseball game.
“I would go to games with my day, traveling in the summer to see players in the Cape Coad League, Alaskan League, the East Coach Showcase,” “People would see me and would ask, `What do you want to do when you grow up.’ I’d tell them I want to be a baseball scout and they’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s cute.’ I’m sure they thought I’d grow out of it.” Continue reading “Hopkins No Pioneer; Just Another Scout”→