Why Fans Still Care About Rockies?

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado RockiesThere are many things I don’t get in life. There are things I can’t explain. For instance, I don’t understand this theory that humans come out of animals in the form of evolution. Another thing I don’t get is why society is so crooked.

When I found out Rockiesfest will be sold out today, this was the latest thing I don’t get. It boggles my mind why people go to Coors Field during the summer. It’s hard to understand why people attend events that associate with the Rockies.

It’s laughable when fans complain about the Rockies even though these are the same folks that still go to games. It’s hard to take them seriously when they complain.

Maybe it’s me, but I wouldn’t have attended Rockiesfest today. I wouldn’t even go to the games anymore. I only watch them since it’s my job when I write about them for this fine site, and I was relieved I was able to find other topics in sports to write about in July, so I avoided watching the Rockies.

I did not have fun writing about this garbage baseball team in the three months I wrote. It’s hard to when a team does not make an effort to win games from players to management.

The Rockies did nothing to improve for the 2015 season. It’s been par for the course. They did nothing to improve for the last few years. Yeah, they made fringe moves in signing guys like Jon Garland, Nick Hundley and Daniel Descalso and trading guys for Jordan Lyles and Brett Anderson, but those moves never had an impact on them. It sure did not scare any competitors from the NL West.

It does not matter to the fans. They look at going to games as a chance to have fun than being invested with the team. They look at Coors Field as nothing more than a hotspot when they go out on a night in the town. In other words, this is like Wrigley Field where fans go to games as a way to get drunk or enjoy the aesthetics of a ballpark.

It’s not my money. Fans can do what they want with it. If they want to have fun, it’s their choice. But they shouldn’t complain if they are getting nothing from the Rockies for their money. They lost their right when they go to the games or attend Rockiesfest. They can’t have it both ways where they attend games for fun and complain about a bad product.

It’s clear the Rockies are not into winning. Their inactivity spoke for itself these last few years. Promoting Jeff Bridich to be the team’s general manager is more of the same than making change.

This is an organization that is more into bringing classy guys to the team. There’s a reason nice guys finish last. Sports are about professional athletes playing with intensity and grit. The Rockies don’t want guys mouthing off. They don’t want guys being outspoken. They want guys that will fit in the culture of being great to the community. Remember this is the same organization that boasted about bringing Christians to the team in 2006.

That trait appeals for the kids and very old crowd.

Rockies fans always talk about how nice these guys are. That’s fine and dandy, but I rather root for a team that wins games. I couldn’t care less about how a pro athlete behaves as long as he doesn’t do anything that affect the team. A player’s life should not effect a fan whatsoever.

It’s amusing some Rockies fans hate Troy Tulowitzki because he’s aloof. It’s hard to comprehend. Who cares how he behaves? As long as he is hitting home runs, driving in runs and making plays at shortstop, that’s all that matters. Only reason to be frustrated with the Rockies shortstop is that he gets hurt every year.

With Denver fans, they are so into nice guys like no other. It’s maddening.

The Rockies seem to get a pass from good portion of their fanbase. The excuses fans make for that baseball team is mind-boggling such as being at a competitive disadvantage and all. They actually talk about injuries hurting them every year. There’s also acceptance that this team is always going to be bad. Maybe that’s why fans overlook that.

I don’t care what the Rockies do. Wins and losses don’t affect me, but it would be nice to write about them in games that matter.
It won’t get better anytime soon.

But that won’t deter from fans going to the games and going to Fanfest. They should be commended for doing this. It’s a shame Dick Monfort takes it for granted. He’s not appreciative about it.

Those fans are better people than me.

Good for them.

Still, it’s maddening why they accept this every year.

I don’t get it.

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Leslie Monteiro

Leslie Monteiro

Leslie is a contributor for Lightning Rod Sports. He covered high school sports in Bergen County out in North Jersey, and has written op-ed columns on sports such as Bleacher Report and NY Sports Digest.

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