Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants: 4/23/2017

Here are some photos from the Rockies/Giants game yesterday. Enjoy!

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Brandon Belt taking grounders in left field during warmups. (Jarah Wright)

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Tyler Anderson throwing before the game. (Jarah Wright)

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Tyler Anderson (Jarah Wright)

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Ian Desmond was out running sprints before the game. (Jarah Wright)

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Kyle Freeland warming up in the outfield before the game. (Jarah Wright)

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Kyle Freeland pitching in the first inning. (Jarah Wright)

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Charlie Blackmon had a leadoff triple. (Jarah Wright)

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Nolan Arenado. (Jarah Wright)

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Jeff Samardzija (Jarah Wright)

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Kyle Freeland (Jarah Wright)

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Charlie Blackmon diving back to first. (Jarah Wright)

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Hunter Pence looks up at Gerrardo Parra’s homer. (Jarah Wright)

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Charlie Blackmon makes the catch in center. (Jarah Wright)

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Carlos Gonzalez goes after a ball. (Jarah Wright)

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The Northwest League: Bacon Edition

Boise Hawks

Link 1) Actor William Petersen graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in Boise before going on to become famous as Gil Grissom on CSI. He also starred in the movie Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World with Steve Carell. Carell was in Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Petersen was also in a movie called Fear with Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg starred in Patriots Day with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Actress Maureen O’Hara lived in Boise. She was in the movie Only The Lonely with John Candy. Candy was in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and guess who had a cameo in that film? That’s right. Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Another one of O’Hara’s costars in Only The Lonely is Ally Sheedy. She was in X-Men: Apocalypse alongside James McAvoy who starred in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Director Michael Hoffman went to school at Boise State University. He has gone on to direct movies like The Best Of Me starring James Marsden. Marsden was in X-Men: Days Of Future Past alongside Michael Fassbender who was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Hoffman also directed Gambit starring Cameron Diaz. She was in Knight And Day with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 7) Screenwriter Maggie Carey grew up in Boise. She married TV star Bill Hader but is known for her writing. She wrote the screenplay for a movie called The To Do List which starred Clark Gregg. He was in The Avengers with Mark Ruffalo who was in In The Cut with Kevin Bacon.

Eugene Emeralds

Link 1) Actor Brandon Beemer was born in Eugene, Oregon and he starred in Material Girls alongside Anjelica Huston who shares a birthday with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Another of Beemer’s costars in Material Girls was Lukas Haas. He was in Mars Attacks with Jack Nicholson who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) We follow the same chain going through Haas. He was also in Zoolander with Justin Theroux. Justin Theroux was in Wanderlust with his now-wife Jennifer Aniston. Aniston was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Actor Eric Christian Olsen was born in Eugene. He was in Pearl Harbor with Alec Baldwin. Baldwin was in She’s Having A Baby with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Another one of Olsen’s Pearl Harbor costars was Ben Affleck. Affleck was in He’s Just Not That Into You with Jennifer Aniston who was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Yet another one of Olsen’s Pearl Harbor costars was Kate Beckinsale. She was in Van Helming with Hugh Jackman. Jackman had an uncredited cameo in X-Men: First Class which starred Kevin Bacon.

Link 7) Olsen starred in a movie called Cellular with William H. Macy. Macy was in Murder In The First with Kevin Bacon.

Link 8) Actress Jenny Wade is from Eugene. She was in Rumor Has It with Jennifer Aniston was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Everett AquaSox

Link 1) Actor Patrick Duffy grew up in Everett graduating from Cascade High School. He was in both the original Dallas TV show and the remake which costarred Jesse Metcalfe. Metcalfe was in Desperate Housewives with Felicity Huffman. She is married to William H Macy who starred alongside Kevin Bacon in Murder In The First.

Link 2) Duffy was also in You Again with Jamie Lee Curtis. She worked with Kevin Bacon in the movie Queens Logic.

Hillsboro Hops

Link 1) Actor Kelly AuCoin is from Hillsboro. He was in the TV show Turn with Jamie Bell. Bell was in Snowpiercer with Olivia Spencer who was in Beauty Shop with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) AuCoin was also in The Americans with Keri Russell. She was in Bedtime Stories with Courteney Cox who was on Friends with Jennifer Aniston. Aniston starred alongside Kevin Bacon in Picture Perfect.

Link 3) Another TV show AuCoin worked on was House of Cards with Kevin Spacey. Spacey was in Beyond The Sea with John Goodman. Goodman was in Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) AuCoin also was in one episode of The Following whose lead actor was Kevin Bacon.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Link 1) TV director Michael Uppendahl grew up in Keizer, Oregon. He directed several episodes of Mad Men starring Jon Hamm. Hamm was in Million Dollar Arm with Bill Paxton. Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton worked together on Apollo 13.

Link 2) Another Mad Men actor Uppendahl worked with was January Jones. She was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Uppendahl also directed episodes of Ray Donovan starring Live Schreiber. Schreiber was in X-Men Origins: Wolvering with Hugh Jackman. Jackman had an uncredited cameo in X-Men: First Class starring Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Another show Uppendahl directed several episodes for is American Horror Story with Evan Peters. Peters was in X-Men: Days Of Future Past with James McAvoy who was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Spokane Indians

Link 1) Actor Craig T. Nelson was born in Spokane and he was in the movie Gold with Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey was in Failure To Launch with Sarah Jessica Parker who starred with Kevin Bacon in Footloose.

Link 2) Another costar from Gold was Corey Stoll who starred in the TV show The Strain with Jonathan Hyde. Hyde was in Jumanji with Kirsten Dunst who was in Interview With A Vampire with Tom Cruise. Cruise was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Craig T. Nelson was also in Get Hard with Kevin Hart. Hart was in Ride Along with Laurence Fishburne who was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Nelson was also in a movie called Soul Surfer with Dennis Quaid. Quaid was in The Right Stuff with Ed Harris. Harris worked with Kevin Bacon in Apollo 13.

Tri-City Dust Devils

Link 1) Acclaimed cinematographer James Wong Howe grew up in Pasco, Washington. The last movie he worked on was Funny Lady with James Can. Can was in Blood Ties with Zoe Saldana. She was in Takers with Matt Dillon who was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Howe also worked on The Molly Maguires with Sean Connery. Connery was in The Rock with Ed Harris who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Howe was also the director of photography on The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter with Alan Arkin. Arkin was in Little Miss Sunshine with Steve Carell who was is Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Vancouver Canadians

Link 1) Actor Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver and he starred in Vanishing On 7th Street with Thandie Newton. Newton was in Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Christensen was in Star Wars: Episode 3 with Natalie Portman who was in Song To Song with Michael Fassbender. Fassbender was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Actress Mackenzie Davis was born in Vancouver and she will be starring alongside Ryan Gosling in the upcoming film Blade Runner 2049. Gosling was in Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Actor Joshua Jackson was born in Vancouver and he was in Inescapable with Marisa Tomei. Tomei was also in Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Even Deadpool himself aka Ryan Reynolds was born in Vancouver. He was in Life with Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal was in Prisoners with Hugh Jackman who was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Ryan Reynolds starred with Kevin Bacon in R.I.P.D.

Link 7) Actor Seth Rogen was also born in Vancouver. He was in Neighbors with Zac Efron. Efron was in 17 Again with Matthew Perry who was on Friends with Jennifer Aniston. Aniston was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 8) Rogen was also in The Night Before with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who was in Snowden with Tom Wilkinson. Wilkinson was in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

The Appalachian League: Bacon Edition

The next league on my list to get the Six Degrees treatment was the Appalachian League. Here’s a look at what I found.

Pulaski Yankees

Link 1) Former Pulaski coach Tony Franklin coached Joba Chamberlain with the Trenton Thunder in 2007 and 2012. Joba Chamberlain was on Man vs. Food with host Adam Richman. In the 15th episode of the second season, Chamberlain appeared at the Buffalo Cantina in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to cheer Richman on as he did the Suicide Six Wing challenge. Richman also acted on All My Children, which has had actors appear before they were household names like Sarah Michelle Gellar. Gellar appeared in The Air I Breath with Kevin Bacon to complete the chain.

Link 2) We’ll stay with the Richman/Bacon chain because Richman did an episode of Man vs. Food that was a baseball special. In the special, he visited three different ballparks including “The Joe” in Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston RiverDogs are the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees. While there, Richman tried the “Homewrecker”, an 8-ounce foot-long hot dog with up to 25 toppings including chili, jalapeño cheese, coleslaw, pimento cheese, and pickled okra.

Link 3) In this chain we start with former Pulaski pitching coach Butch Henry. Henry got his first major league hit by putting a ball past Barry Bonds in left field for an inside-the-park home run. Bonds was in the movie Rookie Of The Year with Gary Busey. Busey was in The Firm with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) David Justice played with the Pulaski Braves during his first year of professional baseball back in 1985. David Justice was played by Stephen Bishop in the movie Moneyball where he acted alongside Brad Pitt. Pitt was in Interview With A Vampire with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) College football coach Urban Meyer played with the Pulaski Braves after he was drafted in 1982. Meyer appeared on an episode of The David Letterman Show with singer Ella Henderson. She also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon was in Fever Pitch with Johnny Damon who was on The Apprentice with Vivica A. Fox. Fox has appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien alongside Kevin Bacon.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Link 1) The Bluefield Blue Jays were affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles from 1958 to 2010. One of the most famous players for the Bluefield Orioles was Cal Ripken Jr. He was in a film called 1 of 1: Genesis presented by ESPN and Marvel that compared athletes to superheroes. Another athlete in the film is Tony Hawk. Tony Hawk was in a movie called Lords of Dogtown which starred Emile Hirsch. Hirsch was in The Air I Breathe with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Outfielder Kevin Pillar played for the Bluefield Blue Jays during the 2011 season and is currently teammates with Josh Donaldson. Donaldson has a cameo in the History Channel series Vikings, a show that stars Gabriel Byrne. Byrne was in The Usual Suspects with Benicio Del Toro who was in Basquiat with Sam Rockwell. Rockwell was in Frost/Nixon with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Boog Powell played for Bluefield back in 1959. He was mentioned in the fourth episode of Cheers when Sam Malone says he retired Powell in both games. Sam Malone was played by Ted Danson who was in She’s Having A Baby with Kevin Bacon.

Bristol Pirates

Link 1) Bristol, Virginia is the birthplace of country music and where the Carter Family recorded music in 1927. One of the next generation of Carters is June Carter who married Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash was the narrator for the 2003 film The Hunted starring Tommy Lee Jones. Jones was in JFK was Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Musician Tennessee Ernie Ford was born in Bristol, Tennessee which is the twin city to Bristol, Virginia as the state line runs through town. Ford performed at The Ranch House in Dallas, Texas which was owned by Jack Ruby. Jack Ruby was portrayed by Brian Doyle-Murray in the movie JFK which also starred Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Chicago Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm was born in Bristol, Tennessee. He’s teammates with Anthony Rizzo who sang on Saturday Night Live alongside Bill Murray. Murray was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.

Burlington Royals

Link 1) Actor Tequan Richmond was born in Burlington. He was in Everybody Hates Chris alongside Terry Crews. Crews was in The Expendables 2 with Bruce Willis who was in 12 Monkeys with Brad Pitt. Pitt starred in Sleepers alongside Kevin Bacon.

Danville Braves

Link 1) Survivor villain Johnny FairPlay aka Jon Dalton was born in Danville. He starred in a TV movie called Kill Reality with other reality TV stars including Stacie Jones Upchurch from season 2 of The Apprentice, a show led by Donald Trump. Trump was in 2 Weeks Notice with Hugh Grant who was in About A Boy with Nicholas Hoult. Hoult appeared in X-Men: First Class alongside Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Actor Skip Sudduth was born in Danville. He appeared in Ronin with Robert De Niro was who is Sleepers with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Staying with the Skip Sudduth chain, he was also in a TV series called Oz starring J.K. Simmons. He was in Patriots Day with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Another one of Sudduth’s Oz costars was Edie Falco. She was in The Addiction with Kathryn Erbe who was in A Stir Of Echoes with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Sudduth was also in a movie called Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was in True Lies with Bill Paxton. Paxton was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.

Elizabethton Twins

Link 1) NFL player Jason Witten is from Elizabethan, Tennessee. He did a film for I Am Second. Many other celebrities have been in I Am Second Films including Kathy Ireland. She was in Necessary Roughness with Jason Bateman who was in Horrible Bosses alongside Jennifer Aniston. Aniston starred in the movie Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) The link follows a similar pattern as before. Bateman was also in Horrible Bosses with Donald Sutherland. His son Kiefer Sutherland starred in the movie Flatliners with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Following the similar pattern from link 1, Kathy Ireland was also in a movie called The Player with Tim Robbins. Robbins was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Fox Sports analyst and retired NFL player Charles Davis is also from Elizabethton. Davis has appeared on several Fox NFL broadcasts alongside former NFL star Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw was in Failure To Launch with Sarah Jessica Parker who was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon.

Greeneville Astros

Link 1) Actress Park Overall was born in Greenville and she was in the movie Beer For My Horses with Tom Skerritt. He was in Top Gun with Tom Cruise who starred alongside Kevin Bacon in A Few Good Men.

Link 2) Overall also starred on a TV show called Empty Nest with Richard Mulligan. He was the voice of Einstein in the movie Oliver and Company. Another voice in that movie was Bette Midler who was Georgette. She was in Hocus Pocus with Sarah Jessica Parker who was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon.

Johnson City Cardinals

Link 1) Actor Timothy Busfield hails from Johnson City, Tennessee. He was in The West Wing with Rob Lowe. Lowe was in The Outsiders with Matt Dillon who was in Wild Things alongside Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Busfield was also in the baseball movie Little Big League with Ashley Crow. She was in Minority Report starring Tom Cruise. He was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Busfield was also in Field of Dreams starring alongside Kevin Costner. Costner was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Kenny Chesney is from Johnson City and he was once married to Renee Zellweger. She starred in the movie My One And Only which also happened to co-star Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Gilmore Girls heartthrob Matt Czuchry aka Logan Huntsberger grew up in Johnson City. He was in The Good Wife with Josh Charles who was in Four Brothers with Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg was in Patriots Day with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Actress Constance Shulman was born in Johnson City. She stars in Orange Is The New Black with Taylor Schilling. Schilling was in The Lucky One with Zac Efron. Efron was in Hairspray with Queen Latifah and she was in Beauty Shop with Kevin Bacon.

Kingsport Mets

Link 1) Country music artist Amy Dalley was born and raised in Kingsport. One of her songs, Dream Too Small, was featured on an episode of Dawson’s Creek which starred Katie Holmes. Holmes used to be married to Tom Cruise who starred in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) TV journalist John Palmer is from Kingsport. He joined the Today show in 1982 working with anchors such as Bryant Gumbel. Gumbel was in the movie The Weather Man alongside Nicholas Hoult. Hoult was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Darryl Strawberry made his professional debut playing for Kingsport. He was on The Celebrity Apprentice hosted by Donald Trump. Trump was in 2 Weeks Notice with Hugh Grant who was in About A Boy with Nicholas Hoult. Hoult was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Princeton Rays

Link 1) Actor Kevin Sizemore is from Princeton. He was in Fear The Walking Dead:Flight 462  TV show with Brendan Meyer. Meyer was in Tooth Fairy with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He was in Hercules with John Hurt who was in Jayne Mansfield’s Car with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Another one of Sizemore’s costars in that show is Kathleen Gati. She was in Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon with Josh Duhamel. Duhamel was in Win A Date With Tad Hamilton with Ginnifer Goodwin. Goodwin was in Big Love with Bill Paxton who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.