Colorado Rockies: Coors Field Grades and Battling for #2

Jul 7, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; General wide view of Coors Field during the seventh inning of the game between the Philadelphia Phillies against the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies defeated the Phillies 11-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; General wide view of Coors Field during the seventh inning of the game between the Philadelphia Phillies against the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies defeated the Phillies 11-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s all quiet for another day in the search for the next manager of the Colorado Rockies. We still have our list of five candidates but, hey, no one in the Rockies front office has officially asked us for our opinion … yet.

Even though it may be silent on that front, it doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty to talk about so let’s dive into some thoughts about the Rockies on this fine Tuesday in Denver.

The fight for silver

Our friends at Mile High Sports recently posted an interesting article about which Denver team would come in second in the minds of the fans. We all know this is a Denver Broncos town (hence the awarding of the #1 spot), but which team follows right behind the defending Super Bowl champs? Is it the Rockies, Nuggets or Avalanche? Is it a college team like CU or CSU?

Of course, there’s no way to know for sure, but the debate is certainly interesting. We’ve asked if Denver is a baseball town before … and we certainly think it is and can be even more when the wins start piling up.

We’ll take the Rockies at #2 in Denver, especially knowing the talent on this team that could make a playoff run in 2017. With Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez, Jon Gray, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, David Dahl, and so many others, there are plenty of reasons to think there’s a “silver” lining in the very near future for the Rockies.

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Coors…

So how would you grade Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies? One of our FanSided videos did just that recently and you can see how it fared in the video below.

It’s interesting how Coors Field often has a hate-hate relationship with folks who live outside the Rocky Mountain region. We’ve all joked from time to time about something strange happening in a game and that it must be related to Coors Field somehow. A fair share of Rockies fans has participated in a game with beverages downed every time “thin air” or “altitude” is mentioned by a visiting broadcaster when a team comes to Denver to play.

Yet those of us who cover the Rockies and keep up with the team think the corner of 20th and Blake is a pretty special place. I defended Coors Field recently in this article … and with good reason, in my humble opinion.

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When the play on the field matches the Coors Field view of the sunsets and the availability of the craft beer on tap, it will be an amazing day. Here’s hoping that happens next season.

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