I have decided to "adopt" the Colorado Rockies as my favorite NL baseball team.... You may be asking yourself why I would do such a thing. I'm from the Twin Cities originally, and live in Iowa, mostly write about Iowa State Athletics, so what do I care about the Colorado Rockies? Right?
Well, one of the below choices is why I'm adopting the Rockies:
1. Ubaldo's No-No
2. Because Purple and Black are my favorite colors
3. Because trying to get my 2 year old nephew to say "Tulowitzki" five times is hilarious.
5. Because I like rooting for teams in divisions were anyone can win (Like I said, I'm from the Twin Cities and am a Twins fan. I know all about mediocrity in the division).
6. Because the Rockies are NOT one of the 6 teams blacked out on mlb.tv in Iowa.
Ok I lied.... None of those are reasons why I'm adopting the Rockies as my NL team, and not even all of them are true.... I don't have a Helton nor do I have a Giambi jersey. I've never had my nephew say Tulowitzki, although I promise if he tried, it'd be hilarious!
My wife is relocating to Boulder for a job, and I will be spending a bunch of time in the area for the forseeable future. We've been to Coors field before, and had a blast! I know she is excited to have a "home" team for the first time ever in her life. I like a lot of the players on the Rockies, and think they are a fun team to watch.
I'm not going to fake the funk though. I'm not going to act like I was there from day 1, nor will the Rockies replace the team I grew up watching. But in baseball, I think there's enough room to have a team in each league, without causing too much conflict.
I look forward to reading this site on a regular basis, and participating in banter with other Rockies' fans!