Jordan Pacheco is best known as a Colorado Rockies infielder, but he’s still an Albuquerque guy.
Anyone doubting that assessment can tune in today’s season-opening episode of “Rockies Real Time” for confirmation. The program is scheduled to air on Root Sports Rocky Mountain after Colorado’s 2 p.m. home game against the San Diego Padres.
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“Rockies Real Time” featuring Jordan Pacheco, 5:30 p.m.
Root Sports Rocky Mountain (Comcast 261, Dish 414, DirecTV 683)
“Rockies Real Time” is a new series intended to give fans a look at players’ lives off the field. It’s hosted by Jenny Cavnar, who also serves as the Rockies’ sideline reporter and hosts the team’s pre- and postgame shows.
For the opening episode Cavnar and her production team spent three days shadowing Pacheco in Albuquerque in late January.
“We chose Jordan because he chooses to live where he grew up,” Cavnar said in a phone interview. “In the offseason he still works with the people who helped him become a professional athlete. It’s kind of unusual and refreshing.”
Pacheco’s Albuquerque roots run deep. His baseball career includes successful runs through Eastdale Little League, La Cueva High School and the University of New Mexico. However, his “Rockies Real Time” episode is not all about baseball.
“We went with him on training regimens, running on trails in the Sandia Mountains,” Cavnar said, “but we also went to his favorite restaurant and to a UNM basketball game.”
Ironically, Pacheco attended the Lobos’ Jan. 23 home game against Colorado State. Cavnar is a CSU alum.
“I had to cheer for my Rams,” she said, “so I got booed a few times.”
Still, Cavnar said she enjoyed her visit to Albuquerque and found it revealed much about Pacheco.
“It seemed like just about everyone knew Jordan,” Cavnar said, “and he’s still a very humble guy.”
— This article appeared on page D4 of the Albuquerque Journal