The Jimmy V Perseverance Award is “given to a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through physical perseverance and determination.” The award is named Cheap Jerseys Direct after Jim Valvano, a national championship-winning college basketball coach at North Carolina State, who died of bone cancer in 1993.
“When I first heard the news I thought I was dreaming!” Robertson said in a statement, via ESPN. “The ESPYS? For real? The past two years have been a blessing in so many ways for me and my family. I have been able to do things I never thought I would be able to do. But to be included with Craig Sager, Stuart Scott, Leah and Devon Still, Eric LeGrand and the man himself, Jimmy V, is truly amazing and I am really grateful and humbled.”
Robertson will receive the award at The ESPYS on July 12 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will be hosted by former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
The Rockies face the same kinds of concerns as the Diamondbacks. The starting rotation appears to be pitching above its actual talent level, and that leaves fans wondering, “How long can they keep this up?” Several starters have already dealt with injuries this season (Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson), and while other pitchers have filled in admirably, it’s doubtful they can keep this up for an entire season.
The Rockies playoff hopes are boosted by a lackluster National League field. Colorado currently leads the NL West by half a game, and there’s quite a bit of separation between their current situation and a record that would keep them out of the postseason. You might try and dismiss Colorado’s success, but if you pick them to fall out of the playoffs, which team are you putting in their place? It’s difficult to come up with a great answer.