Rockies Vote Playoff Share To Coolbaugh's Widow
The widow of Rockies' Double-A coach Mike Coolbaugh, who died after getting hit by a line drive earlier this season, was voted a playoff share by the Colorado players.
"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," manager Clint 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."