I have some good news and some bad news. The good news: The Rockies are on a roll, winning 6 out of their last 7 games. This includes a sweep of the Astros, taking 2 out of 3 from the Dodgers, and an average of 7 runs per game. The bad news is that Taco Bell in Colorado is going broke, and quit selling the taco deal* on Sunday. (sort of.)
But it brings another point. My good friend Brian (@gorox1983) tweeted this and I replied, which instantly caused a discussion:
— Frank ? druid (@druidlove) June 2, 2012
This discussion was an interesting one, and I’ll credit you below. Let me say this: I love my Rox team to death. I cheer when they win, and I’m heartbroken when they lose. I love talking to friends, on twitter, and in real life, regardless of whether you’re a Rox fan or not. You give me inspirations to this blog which I’m having a fun time writing! And you know what? I want Brian to go to every home Rox game. He can be our cheerleader type fan at the game, similar to the late Barrelman at the Broncos games. He’d be the perfect fan voice of the Rox.
But aside from that, I’m a realist with our team. Going through our team for about 20 years, the team has gone through “waves” where they can run a string of wins or losses when you least expect it. Everyone knows of “Rocktober” 2007. The less famous “Rock slide” in May 2011 and May 2012 can also happen. (I guess they’re less famous: we as fans want to forget it.) There’s a reason why most analysts say the Rockies are the most unpredictable team in MLB. Personally, I don’t mind that. Yet, everyone is writing the Rox off for playoffs this year. I’d love to laugh at certain people (especially Eric Karabell) if we make it.
Yet, I want to believe, but I still hold a reservation that it’ll be decided in September. The Rockies have proven that they were nearly out in 2007, yet had the run of a lifetime. In 2009, they were 13.5 games out, and still found a way to make it. And even last year, though it was more of a tease, the Rox had a glimmer of possible postseason with the way our division played out. Sadly, they were not meant to be. Which is why I think the Rockies need to focus on their own game first. Deal with their opponents, one game at a time. Worry not about what goes on in the standings. This is a long season. And when we are down to September 1st, THEN we can focus on the playoffs. And if we run into divisional opponents along the way, knock them out like we do everyone else. The fact is, we can’t control injuries, or how our opponents do. They will happen no matter what. As long as we can focus on what makes us as a team, we can do it. Start with the offense. Check. Now, let’s work on our starting pitching. And one at a time. Keep at it.
Now, I don’t want to get disappointed. Though it will be hard since I am dedicated to this team that I consider myself married. But I will continue to be faithful to the team through thick and thin. And I think we should all show our support.
* The taco special for Taco Bell is that if the Rockies score 7 runs in any game, they can get 4 tacos for $2 the next day. (A drink is optional, but is an extra 50¢ Still not a bad deal– unless you get sick of tacos.)
Thanks to @gorox1983 @edwscott @supahfly328 @mtrenhalle and @RockiesReview for your conversation (or blog) and contribution to today’s article.
Word said today from a true baseball fan:
Victoria secret is such false advertisement to what real baseball fans dress like SMH
— ?AP (@Ms_APayne) June 5, 2012