Colorado Rockies: Which Team is Their Biggest Rival?

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Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies
May 10, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of fans waiting to enter Coors Field before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s an interesting question with a lot of possibilities. It seems simple when asked, yet complex when answered. Which team represents the biggest rivalry for the Colorado Rockies?

Since joining the National League West in 1993, the Rockies have not exactly dominated any team in the division. Colorado only holds a winning percentage against the San Diego Padres in division play. Take a look at some of the records and numbers below.

Arizona Diamondbacks – 335 games (144-191, .430)

Los Angeles Dodgers – 397 games (168-229, .423)

San Diego Padres – 397 games (205-192, .516)

San Francisco Giants – 395 games (175-220, .443)

So which of those teams would be considered the biggest rival for the Rockies? We asked some fans that we knew as well as used a very scientific method of looking back at a myriad of tweets from all of our friends on Rockies Twitter. We mixed that in with some past history and some things we’ve witnessed when visiting teams come to Coors Field and we’ve narrowed it down to three main choices.

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Last season, tried to pick Colorado’s three biggest rivals. Apparently, it was harder than it looks. However, we’ve seen a few things and picked up on a few trends (and insults here and there) that made our top three pretty easy to pick out.

Let’s dive in and see which teams make the rivalry list. Two may not surprise you but we think one will. We’ll explain each pick and why they are, as my old football coach used to say, “the people who say bad things about your mama.”