Colorado Rockies Rundown: Flande, Adames, Blackmon, Black Sunday

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Sep 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman J. Turner (10) douses Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder S. Schebler (30) with a water cooler after beating the Colorado Rockies. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Remembering Black Sunday

(via Purple Row)

This entire piece is straight gold (well, you know, really depressing gold), but this in particular about a fateful day in 2010 just kills me:

"The Rockies lost that day. The losing has not stopped since. Instead of waking up on Sept. 20 tied for second place and just a half game out of first, the Rockies were in third place and 1½ games back. No big deal right? Well… The Rockies also lost their next game. And the one after that. And the one after that. And the one after that. Then they won one. Then they lost their next EIGHT. Then the season was over. Indeed, that walk-off loss to the Dodgers on “Black Sunday” was the beginning of a five-game losing streak and the first of 13 losses in the team’s final 14 games. They finished the year 83-79 and nine games out of first place. The franchise hasn’t been the same since. It’s feels odd to be able to look back and pinpoint the exact moment a franchise went from good to bad, but we sure can."

[ Related: Michelle Stalnaker on continuing to follow the Colorado Rockies ]

Obviously, the anniversary of that day just recently passed us by. But in other, happier news, the eight-year anniversary of Rocktober is coming up soon!

So… there’s a good Colorado Rockies memory in the month of September/October, too! (We’re going to have a cool piece on the anniversary of that day, by the way.)

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