Do you believe?

The Colorado Rockies won the game today and have forced a tie-breaker for Monday at Coors Field. If they win, they’ own the Wildcard. For the first time in nearly twelve years the least of the likely have continually made a statement in the last month that they will never say die. The hardiest of the hardy have been focused on this goal as if they were Kevin Costner in the field. This is the moment we have all watched and waited for.

Colorado is on the hunt for the greatest prize in Major League Baseball. Filled with skill, courage and a will to win the Colorado Rockies may just do what we have been waiting for so long.

Can you imagine the moment if they go farther then ever before? The Rockies have treated us better than most. They’ve also been the focus of the least attention. People started perking up when the sweeps started pouring in like an avalanche. The win streak went to 11 and held. A minor bump with a loss but still they roar back into contention.

Remember this season folks. If they lose, they’ve still won. They’ve fought against the biggest coffers in the league and never blinked. They’ve felt the curve balls and the agony of defeat. And they keep on fighting.

Tomorrow night the Colorado Rockies will walk onto the field with a hunger for victory. Root root for the home team and if they don’t win it’ll still hurt as much as anything in sports. But take solace. With hope they’ll all be back next year playing under the lights of Coors Field downtown with a renewed vigor for the victory.

Here’s to the team for all the hard work they’ve done and to the future of your Colorado Rockies.

The Hunt for a Purple October continues.

edit 10/1/2007 @ 9:56pm

The game has gone for 12 innings and we are deadlocked at 6 to 6. Baseball at its finest.

edit 10/1/2007 @ 10:00pm

And we’re at 13 with 2 runs behind. This could be the end.

edit 10/1/2007 @ 10:15pm

And the Rockies return to tie the game and a clean slate. Believe…

6 Comments so far

  1. Christian (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 1:04 am

    I was at the game since it was against my Diamondbacks and while I continue to say “great job beating our scrubs”, I also applaud the Rockies for the late run they’ve have even to get this far.

  2. Jason Ackerman (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:36 am

    the rockies beat the “scrubs” on saturday. if you think the d-backs threw this game away, you weren’t watching very closely.

    i am very excited, since my previous hometown mariners seem bent on killing baseball as we know it. i’ve always been a rockies follower, this is my first year being in town to be a real fan. they’ll have to bring every bit of whatever they have against the padres today. that we are playing a single october game is a miracle to me.

    i do take one issue with your analysis though aaron… the Rockies have treated us better than most. the players have outplayed any expectations, yes… but the management on this team, while getting a temporary free pass because of this year’s success, has consistently not treated the fans better than most. for me, the free pass ends when these young starts come up for free agency. see, the rox are a good team, but are just on the edge of being a great team, a team with a clear shot to take the whole thing. when holliday and tulowitzki, et al reach free agency, the truth will be told. either management changes its philosophy and loosens the purse strings to keep the faces of the franchise here at home, or they play the same old line of ‘we’re a small market’ and lets them go to wrap up a brilliant career elsewhere. that’s when you find out if the rox as an organization are committed to long-term success, or financially profitable mediocrity.

    i will admit that it feels wrong to muddy up the excitement with that issue, but i’m a sports pragmatist. i will, however, willingly suspend that argument starting precisely at 5:30 this evening.

  3. Christian (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 11:54 am

    Oh, I was in no way implying that the D-Backs didn’t try to win. By all means they did. But when I say scrubs, I mean no Byrnes, no Jackson (well, he pinch hit), no Upton after he got hit by the pitch, no Young, no Snyder, blah, blah, blah.

    That’s all I meant. :)

  4. Jason Ackerman (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    gotcha. i mean, i view it all realistically. the rocks could have avoided this whole conversation by winning a couple more games in july. they needed help, and they got it. lets hope that they can get past 163, because once the postseason starts, it’s all up in the air. the rocks have as good a shot as any team in the NL.

  5. Aaron DeLay (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    This game.


  6. dicker (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    I turned it on in the 7th and it was still amazing. And I’m a Yankees fan. That was unbelievable.

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