(Denver’s most ardent sports fans consider Martin’s plea to purchase Rockies tickets — if only they had something to wear?)
I hope the children that attended the superior public schools that Mike Hampton spoke of so enthusiastically are paying close attention to the following item published by InDenverTimes.com, and penned by David Martin. Assuming most of them graduated with any reading skils or critical faculties, they’ll recognize that Martin’s brand of shilling for the hometown Rockies would be a tad awkward on an MLB.com, never mind an alleged news site. Perhaps Martin has higher aspirations than to someday work in the Rockies sales dept., but you’d never know from this (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
With the Chicago Cubs heading into town, there will be an inevitable sea of blue filling the green seats at Coors Field. These fans aren’t your typical visiting fans, however. These fans are loud, they talk trash, and they have a superiority complex, despite the fact that they are arrogantly cheering for a team who hasn’t won a World Series since Theodore Roosevelt lived in the White House.
The excuse for Cubs fans is that through WGN, Chicago’s superstation, they were the only team that baseball fans from Colorado could watch before the Rockies came into existence. The problem with that excuse, however, was that it was only half of the excuse. The other side of the excuse was that they would gladly be Rockies fans if the owners would step up and commit to winning.
Well Cubs fans, welcome to 2011. The Colorado Rockies head into a series with your beloved lovable losers with the best record in baseball. They are 10-2 in the early going, and have a certain swagger about them. They refuse to lose.
Yes, and more than a third of the victories have come against the New York Mets. “It is time for Rockies fans to realize that they have everything that they ever asked for in a baseball team, and so much more,” exults Martin, perhaps forgetting Colorado actually won an NL pennant in 2007, a campaign experts to this day refer to as “a season that was longer than 13 games”.