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Daily Editorial: How ’bout those Rockies?

Vail Daily Editorial Board
Vail CO, Colorado

The Rockies’ Cinderella story came to an abrupt end Sunday night when the Boston Red Sox took the World Series in a four-game sweep.

It wasn’t the performance most of us were expecting from the home team, who surprised most of the country by winning 22 out of 23 games to make it into baseball’s championship. While local Rockies fans are holding their heads in shame, sports pundits on http://www.ESPN.com, http://www.denverpost.com and http://www.sportsillustrated have enjoyed flogging the Rockies for falling flat on their face on the world’s stage.

Did the Rockies really belong in the World Series? Was it luck that get them this far?

Wil karma ensure that the team doomed to losing seasons from here on out?

We may never see another Rocktober again, true. But that shouldn’t take away from the fun and joy Rockies fans got to experience this year. It seems that the entire state was caught up in the World Series fever: The Rockies gained a few thousand fans over night, and even those who never watch baseball found themselves tuning into the opening game last Wednesday night.

For about a week, Denver forgot about their high expectations for the Broncos and became a baseball town.

True Rockies fans will mourn this loss and then slowly come up with new hopes for next year. New Rockies fans will invest more time and attention in their new love. And the rest of us will go back to generally ignoring Major League Baseball, but may likely give newspaper stories about the Rockies a little bit longer glance than we did before.

And why shouldn’t we? It sure was good while it lasted.

” Tamara Miller for the Editorial Board

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