I am going to start out by saying how incredibly excited I am to be writing about my Colorado Rockies!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Samantha Fox and I am currently studying Telecommunications at the University of Northern Colorado where I am the Assistant Sports editor for the school newspaper, The Mirror. I am also Sports Director of UNC Student Radio and a sports reporter for Bear News, our student news station.
As you can tell, my life is surrounded by sports. Growing up the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies were always my two favorite teams, and are part what have shaped my passion in life—sports journalism. Both football and baseball are a big part of who I am. I think a lot of that has to do with my dad. He took me to my first Rockies and Bronco game. Through the years it has been him who taught me about the rules, history and secrets behind both sports.
The Rockies have always had a special place in my heart because they have been in the works as long as I have. I was too young to remember the first couple of seasons, but my first few memories of the Rockies come from when I was four, watching the Rockies make it into the post-season for the first time. Regardless of how well, or not so well, the team is doing I am always watching, dreaming, praying and hoping for their success. I remember how excited I was in 2007 watching the Rockies enter the pennant race. I was in such shock when we were swept, but knew it was only going to be a matter of time before we have another shot—and that will be the time we will earn the Commissioner’s Trophy.
I was always such a tomboy growing up, and decided to try my hand at softball. I already loved baseball and knew my mom would sign me up for softball if I asked for baseball because she signed me up for cheerleading when I wanted to play football (her excuse was, “It’s a boy sport.”). I was never MVP material, but loved playing the game and would always try to be like my heroes. I was given the nicknames Sammy Sosa and Todd Helton throughout my career. I think being able to play softball has made my love for baseball even stronger because I don’t feel many realize how much more there is to the sport.
Larry Walker and Todd Helton were my two favorite players growing up. I could always rely on Walker when he would step up to the plate. I was upset to see him leave for the Cardinals. As for Helton, he is still one of my favorite Rockies, and I am already planning on being in New York when he will be inducted into Cooperstown.
Once again, I am so excited to be writing for RoxPile! If you ever have any questions, comments, concerns, complaints, etc. feel free to let me know!