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10-04-2007, 07:56 PM
Wonderful story.


Rockies to share postseason payout with Coolbaugh's widow
ESPN.com news services

Besides their surprising 14-1 finish to the season, the Colorado Rockies are giving baseball fans another reason to cheer for them this postseason.

The widow of Rockies Double-A coach Mike Coolbaugh, who died after getting hit by a line drive earlier this season, will be granted a full share of the team's playoff winnings after a team vote.

Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said the gesture spoke volumes about the quality of the character in their locker room.

"I was passed on the information that they voted Amanda Coolbaugh a share, a full share, which I found speaks to their awareness, speaks to their passion, speaks to every good thing about them," Hurdle said.

Amanda Coolbaugh, who is 32 and pregnant, won't attend Saturday's Game 3 of the NLDS between the Phillies and Rockies at Coors Field. But her two sons, Joseph, 5, and Jacob, 3, will be in attendance and will throw out the first pitch.

"When I heard about what the players did, I almost cried," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said. "This was the players' idea. I think it's remarkable."

10-04-2007, 07:59 PM
that was awesome!!!! WTG Rockies!

10-04-2007, 08:11 PM
Classy move.

10-04-2007, 08:14 PM
That move makes me root for them a little bit more. First class move.

10-04-2007, 09:26 PM
That move makes me root for them a little bit more. First class move.

Absolutely. :thumbup:

10-04-2007, 09:37 PM

Go Rockies.

Gainesville Red
10-04-2007, 09:48 PM
My new favorite postseason ballteam.

(The strawberry on Holliday's chin helps too.)

Team Clark
10-04-2007, 10:48 PM
Classy move.

Truly could be the classiest move by a Baseball TEAM ever. Awesome. :thumbup:

10-04-2007, 11:06 PM
A family friend of mine died recently. Being reminded of the compassion that people are capable of, can bring a tear to your eye. I was already rooting for Arizona and Colorado, way to go guys!

Chip R
10-05-2007, 01:41 AM
You stay classy, Rockies!

10-05-2007, 05:19 AM
I hope the Reds become a class organization again...its been a long time.

I REALLY like the Rockies.

10-19-2007, 02:14 PM

As noted by multiple sources, the Rockies voted a full playoff share to Mike Coolbaugh's widow and his young sons. (Among his numerous teams, Coolbaugh was a member of the Rockies organization in 1998, and he was a hitting coach for the club's Double-A team this season.) Last year, a full share from the World Series champion Cardinals topped $321,000.

By the way, you still can contribute to the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund by going to http://CoolbaughMemorial.com, Web home for a golf event scheduled for Nov. 10 at Tapatio Springs.

10-19-2007, 02:32 PM
The Rockies are destined to win the world series. Nobody will beat them 4 times out of 7 games. They are the best "team" I've seen in years. Just amazing what is happening out in Denver.

I wish them the best of luck against either Cleveland or Boston.