J and I live in a World Series city! Due to the unbelievable stretch run of the local ball club (21 out of 22?!), either Cleveland or Boston will come to Coors Field for at least two games. I’m pretty excited, and the city’s jumping.
There are a lot of fun things about the Rockies’ playoff push. First, the media is once again embarrassed by their pathetic East-Coast bias. During the series against the Phillies, I guess one sports reporter asked Rockies Manager Clint Hurdle what he should know about the Rockies because he hadn’t been paying attention; isn’t it your job to pay attention? I hope the Sawx get beaten by Cleveland to further alienate the East-Coasters (sorry, Kyle). I guess this confirms the rumor I heard that there are teams who don’t play in New York and Boston.
Second, everyone out here is really excited. There is purple and black everywhere, and it’s definitely the number one topic of conversation at the bank. “How’s it going?” is usually followed by, “Did you watched the game last night?” However (and you won’t hear this from the media), you wouldn’t have known there was a baseball team out here before the one-game playoff. It’s definitely a bandwagon phenomenon. I do believe that there are a lot of faithful fans out here who have waited a long time for this, but this is Broncos country, even when they suck.
Third, the Rocks might actually win this thing. The media’s been touting the AL all year, but only one team represents each league. The Rockies are on an unbelievable run, and if they’re pitching holds up, they’re as good as either AL contender.
By the way, “Rocktober” is the phrase everybody is using out here, so don’t accuse me of plagiarism. Go Rockies!