It has been a difficult four or so years for the Colorado Rockies. The problems on the field have been well documented. Colorado has lost at least 88 games every year since 2011, and in two of those seasons, eclipsed the 90-loss mark. The team's stars can't stay on the field. The bullpen is a disaster. The team can't hit a lick on the road.
Then there's the off-the-field stuff. While it's a blessing that he's as open and revealing as he is, Dick Monfort spent a good chunk of the 2014 season being a public relations disaster. And when he hasn't been doing that, he's remained as insular, risk averse and insanely loyal as he's always been. All of those things have contributed to the failure of the team on the field and the horrible taste left in the mouths of Rockies fans year in and year out.
It's enough to make you forget why you became a fan of the team in the first place. Heck, some people have completely relinquished their Rockies fandom, opting not to support the organization in any manner until significant changes are made in the front office.
Maybe that's overkill, but it is what it is. People have a right to stop supporting the team. Remember, even Monfort himself said so!
Regardless of your status as a Rockies fan, we just want to know: how did you become a fan in the first place? For those of you who will remain diehards forever, why is that? And for the people who have lost interest, what was the main factor?
We want to hear from you, and encourage you to write a FanPost rather than commenting. We want details; we want your story! From there, we'll organize them into a nice little group (or section or stream), and we'll even promote the really good individual posts to the front cover.
On Monday, I'll post my story on how I became a Rockies fan, and how my love (and/or disdain -- OK, maybe I'll just go with passion) for the team has evolved over the years.
Let's have some fun with this. What do you say?