The Complete Rockaholic's Guide to Surviving the Offseason
Oh my beloved Rockies! How doth I miss thee! How will I ever survive? So many long months before I see thy face again!
Gosh, I hate the offseason! There's nothing to do! I need my Rockahol! I hate waking up in the morning with nothing to read about in the newspaper. I hate not having three or so hours of Rockahol (Rockies baseball) each day.
But each year I manage to survive the long offseason, though by Opening Day, I am seriously going through withdrawl and driving everybody in my house crazy.
Here are a few tips on surviving the offseason without going absolutely crazy:
1. Go shopping
It's the perfect time to get new Rockies gear- stuff should be going on sale and clearance at retail stores. Also, shop thrift stores; I got me a nice Rox beanie this offseason without having to pay a lot of money.
2. Buy tickets
Tickets go on sale January 10th at ColoradoRockies.com. Register to be able to buy tix to Opening Day or the Red Sox games.
Having the tickets for a game a few months away will make you feel better.
3. Do laundry
It's safe to wash your jersey or Rockies gear now without affecting luck and such. I really need to wash my Rally towel- it kind of got dirty with me using it at games so much. So I need to wash all of my Rockies gear before the season starts.
4. Watch/read old media
Read the newspapers that you have saved- it might make you happy, or it might make you emotional.
Watch all the Rockioes highlight clips.
Read all your Rockies Magazines.
Listen to clips of Rockies Radio on 850KOA.com.
Watch the games on your DVR.
Listen to the games you recorded on the radio with a voice recorder. I was listening to the first spring training game the other week, and I pretended it was really happening. It made me feel better.
5. Eat a lot of hotdogs
What else can you do? Eat baseball food; that's sure to make you feel a little better.
Pitchers and catchers report February 18th.
Baseball season begins April 5th.
Count down the days, hours, minutes.
7. Watch baseball movies
While eating a hotdog and some pistachios.
8. Visit Purple Row every day.
Seriously. It's one of the only place to get Rockies Rockahol every day.
So, Rockaholics, I'm out of ideas, but I hope these will get you through the offseason without going completely insane. If that's even possible for us Rockaholics.
Next month, Rockaholics Anonymous:Your Story.