The 2021 season may officially be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy watching some baseball in a different format!
In 2007, the Rockies made franchise history as a rag-tag group of players who swept through the rest of the league to appear in their first World Series. Despite being the hottest team in baseball at the time, the Rockies were swept themselves in four games by the Boston Red Sox.
The common reasoning for this is the fact that the Rockies had an eight-day layoff between the National League Championship Series due to their victory over Arizona, the American League Championship Series going seven games, and MLB’s scheduling of the World Series. It was the longest layoff in postseason history and brought an end to the Rockies' bid for a championship title.
But what if things were different?
The Cleveland Indians had a 3-1 series lead over the Red Sox before losing three straight games to lose the ALCS. If they had managed to win just one more game, history may have told a different tale in 2007.
Thanks to the miracle of technology and fan-made rosters in MLB: The Show, we can attempt as accurate a simulation as we can of this hypothetical scenario. Enjoy watching the classic Rockies such as Matt Holliday, Todd Helton, Garrett Atkins, and Jeff Francis as they take on C.C. Sabathia and a strong Cleveland Lineup in Game One of the World Series.
I won’t be “playing” the game, but rather lending my voice to the action as the computerized versions of these players duke it out in a best of seven series matchup!