Happy Thanksgiving, Purple Row!
(Well, at least to our American contingent of fans; our Canadian friends had Thanksgiving a few weeks ago).
For many Americans, Thanksgiving Day is all about football, feasting on pumpkin pie and turkey, and navigating tricky conversations with family. That’s all well and good, but lest we forget, the whole point of Thanksgiving as a national holiday is a communal expression of gratitude. As such, let today’s Rockpile be an opportunity to give thanks specifically for the 2017 Colorado Rockies as an internet community.
In case you need some help, we posed the question yesterday on Twitter and got some great responses. We also asked what everyone hopes they’ll be thankful for this time next year.
First of all, David Hutchinson expresses gratitude that hits on a number of levels.
Thankful for the Chad Bettis comeback. Being at Coors for his first game back ranks among my all-time favorite games as a fan of any team.— David Hutchinson (@HutchinDenver) November 22, 2017
We’re glad Chad Bettis made it back as well (#TogetherforBettis). But there was also plenty on the field to be thankful for.
Postseason appearance— stmyers1 (@stmyers1) November 22, 2017
This was a major theme running through our responses. Similarly, a lot of people had a very particular individual for whom they were thankful.
Thankfulness with a dash of salt.
the Dodgers losing in Game 7 of the World Series. The Rockies winning the World Series.— Purple Dinosaur Podcast (@purpledinocast) November 22, 2017
What’s that? Is it Hall of Fame voting season?
Thankful for solid season and bright future. I’ll be thankful for Larry Walker getting what he finally deserves. If he doesn’t get in then no Rockies player probably will. pic.twitter.com/nFLbO999Hk— Matt Varney (@Matt_Varney) November 22, 2017
Well all aboard: we’re going to cover this particular subject from top to bottom.
Look, it’s a long season and sometimes you need something a little, shall we say, off kilter to keep things fun.
In 2017 I was thankful for Neshek’s feud with Greinke. In 2018, I want to be thankful for a Rox championship.— Taylor Osmotherly (@taylorozzo) November 22, 2017
Finally, some international flavor:
Thankful for having all you guys on Twitter. You are connecting me here in Austria to the @Rockies . Hoping for an epic season 2018 and three Ws in three Rockies-games I am going to see next year live in Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.— Niki Paumi (@niki_paumi) November 22, 2017
Thanks Niki! Just in case we don’t say it often enough, we’re thankful for all of you, both on Twitter and on this little site. Oh, and sorry those of you abroad don’t have today off work.
Tell us: what are you thankful for from the 2017 Rockies season? What are you looking forward to most in 2018?