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Into Enemy Territory

A chronology of prettyinpurple's journey into enemy territory, and experiences while there...

Last week, I began my long journey into enemy territory.

It has always been a dream of mine to see the Rockies in a different ballpark. Kind of one of those bucket list things: right up there with go to Spring Training. Just to be one of the fans on the otherside, a minority in the stadium, a speck of purple in a sea of orange.

All week, I have been surrounded by Giants fans, while I have not been confronted by any, but am cautious of the jerky-looking ones (gasp, they might post on MCC!), and have been getting mentally prepared to get called names, ridiculed, booed, and poured beer and thrown food at.

It is a nice place, this enemy territory I am in, many fans of other teams also find themselves here (Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Athletics, Mets, Dodgers, Padres, Angles, and even a Braves fan who approached me after the Rockies' amazing come-from-behind win).

But regardless of how nice a place it is, it is still enemy territory. It is still a game on the road for the Rockies, and a game they will have to win, even if they aren't at home. Hostility may look them in the face, but they must still play their best and hardest.

As a fan, venturing to enemy territory may not be welcomed by the fans of the enemy. It could even be dangerous. I will wear my colors to show what side I am on, and scream loudly for the team that I want to win the battle. Hostility may look me in the face, but I must still cheer my best and hardest.

My team needs me there.

And I will be there, Monday night, at 7:10 pm Pacific daylight time, watching my Rockies fight the Giants as I venture...

Into Enemy Territory...

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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