Colorado Rockies as Pretenders: 18-28.
Colorado Rockies as Contenders: 40-35
So, contenders for what?
The Wild Card, obviously. But the Dodgers' lead in the West continues to dwindle, too.
Yet, as we all know by now, John Kruk wrote a piece this week that cast the Rockies as pretenders, a team that wouldn't compete for the Wild Card. We discussed that ad nauseum here specifically and throughout the week everywhere else on the site. So much so that Kruk is now a four-letter word here and makes an appearance in the banner. What this really comes down to is that commentators want the Rockies to defer their dreams of that ultimate victory.
Langston Hughes wrote the following words on a more serious matter, but give it a read:
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Or does it explode? Now, haven't we seen a dream deferred explode once before with the Rockies? Maybe it's time to take that leap and stop telling the Rockies to defer their dreams, because not taking that leap might just explode in your face.
Coming next week, the return of Silverblood to Rockies Review.
/waits for Rox Girl's lengthy piece on playoff contenders "this afternoon."