Wow! It's official! The Rockies are goin' to the Show. Most of America was sound asleep when the game ended last night at 12:30 a.m. But for Denver it was one of THE most exciting games we've seen -- for me, second only to the opening home game the year the Rockies started in Denver back in '93.
It will be a night to remember -- cheering and towel-swirling and broom sweeping with the best of them. Fans high-fiving each other and hugging like they were buddies watching the game in someone's living room, instead of complete strangers in a ball park with 50,000 plus people. SO cool to see Matt Holliday's home run. SO sweet to see Eric Byrnes put out at first base by the Tulowitzki/Helton connection for the final out, winning the game. What's that Eric?? You said the Rockies just got lucky those first two games??? Ha! Don't think so! The Rockies will go down in the post season record books for having swept Philly in 3 games and then Arizona in 4 to clench the National League Championship Series. And they did it with a team that has, for the most part, been groomed in Denver. That's what makes it so sweet, seeing these guys reach their potential right here in town, in an industry where there's so much trading around that it's hard to feel a connection to most of the players. It's been exciting to see them come into their own.
So, it's on to the World Series next week to face either Boston or Cleveland. Until then, Denver is painting the town purple! Woo -woo!, swinging the towel and waving a broom.