Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rocking to the Beat of Their Own Drum (NLCS Game 3 Postgame Notes)

In today's News of the Absurd:

The Colorado Rockies are one game from the World Series.

Let me repeat.

The Colorado Rockies are one game from the World Series.

Whatever you thought, going into the 2007 baseball season, I can pretty much guarantee that it wasn't that, but that's exactly what it is.

Colorado's out pitched, out hit, out clutched and out fundamentaled so far, so unless Arizona has an '04 Sox in them, they're stuck, and judging from tonight, Coors Field isn't the driest or warmest place to play baseball in October.

The Rockies are playing so well right now they nearly turned a triple play, and it felt like the double play was a disappointment.

Livan Hernandez was good but Josh Fogg was excellent. Arizona got on base, but Colorado scored. Arizona hit into three double plays in the first three innings. Colorado didn't.

The most interesting part of the whole thing is how into it the Colorado fans are. You don't think of Colorado as a baseball place in the way that you do Boston, New York, Chicago...you think of Broncos and Avalanche...but the fans at Coors Field tonight, even in the pouring rain and chill, were as into it as fans can get.

If the question right now is who wants it more?, the answer is Colorado.

Plain, simple and rock hard.

(I promise, I'll stop the rock related puns as soon as the Rockies are eliminated...)

8 comments:

  1. Hey! The Rockies are one game away from the World Series- a phrase that just doesn't sound right. The D-Backs had to overcome too many weather elements in Game 3- there was the cold, the rain, and the Fogg. It's really been a rocky last few nights for Arizona. I'll be satisfied if Colorado ends up winning it all!!

    P.S. I'm pretty disappointed about what happened to us in Tampa Bay. At least Vince seems okay after leaving with a quad strain. BIG sigh of relief!!

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  2. Cold, rain and Fogg-- I LOVE IT!

    Football wise, horrible week. Oh well, can't win or pick them all!

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  3. i like how fogg kinda skips off the mound when he strikes someone out for the 3rd out of an inning. he's not necessarily showing the opponents up, but you know he's getting under their skin at the same time.

    any idea what the rockies fans have been chanting?

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  4. There's been a few chants. Who's been at the plate when the chant you are referring to has been going on?

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  5. don't remember. just kinda impressed with how together the crowd was with them...

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  6. They chant MVP every time Holliday comes up, but I'm pretty sure that's not the one you're referring to...I'm not sure what the chant is!

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  7. the other main chant:

    clap clap
    clap clap calp
    clap clap clap clap
    TULO!

    clap clap
    clap clap calp
    clap clap clap clap
    TULO!

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  8. thanks jason. i think that's the one i was hearing.

    Rockies Fans = best fans of any expansion team from the 90's...

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