At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Freeland is tall but hardly physically imposing. Local sports fans aren’t going to mistake him for a Broncos linebacker or a Nuggets forward, but the hometown kid is starting to turn some heads.
In the 25th year of Rockies baseball, including 23 seasons played at Coors Field, some home runs have taken on a second life, falling into a Paul Bunyan-like lore that weaves together the story of baseball at elevation.
Von Miller was in the house. Before catching a flight to Miami for the next defeat in the Broncos’ never-ending losing streak, Miller spent Thursday evening at the Pepsi Center, just to see what a playoff team looks like.