One of the best baseball games I have ever seen. What a contest from start to finish. Controversy, comebacks, power, pitching, good defense, clutch hitting, and after an improbable ending, the Colorado Rockies are in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. Un- be- lie- va- ble.
And somewhere in it all, Matt Holliday secured a NL batting title (and maybe an MVP), Troy Tulowitzki all but locked up NL Rookie of the Year, and the Rockies broke a Major League team season record for fielding percentage. Closest to most fan’s hearts, though, is the fact Todd Helton – the long-time face of the franchise – finally gets to punch a playoff ticket, a fitting tribute to his career.
Seeing this city go baseball crazy in October does my heart good. For at least another week, fans will say: Broncos who?
The Colorado-Philadelphia series figures to be a high-scoring thrill ride of its own, a matchup of two unlikely playoff contenders with amazing September stories. There’s only one thing I can say to that: Go Rockies!