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Retro Row: The Better Angels of Our Nature

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Several weeks ago, there was a short conversation in a post about a feature here looking at old Purple Row entries. Taken from here, look at how wrong this person was (the bold words):

Abraham Lincoln was on the right track with the closing remarks in his first Inaugural Address, but I'll change some stuff around:

[...] We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from [fans in SoCal to New York to England to Korea], will yet swell the chorus of [Rockies Nation], when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

As I mentioned in a comment last night, I'll make a prediction on how the Rockies fare this season. They'll take the NL West with 85 wins. To borrow from Lincoln's second Inaugural Address:

With malice toward none, with charity for all [...], let [the Rockies] strive on to finish the work [of Rocktober, to prove that they should not be written off, to create the legends and myths for those fans who will come long after this season is gone, and] to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all [prognosticators].

Said person was really wrong about how many wins the Rockies would have this season. But he or she was right about the rest of it. Well . . . maybe not the lasting peace between Rockies fans and prognosticators. I still hear that the Dodgers have an insurmountable lead in the West and that the Wild Card still belongs to the Mets or that it's up to the Braves to lose it.

Oh, I predicted that? Well, hey, can't have anyone write that no one predicted the Rockies winning the West before the season started.