The Real Fans
You know who you are … and you know who they are as well. You know the real fans of the Rockies. The fans that will be there on Opening Day not just because it’s Opening Day but because they have to be there to cheer on their team. And then they’ll be there the next day as well when attendance drops dramatically. They don’t go to Opening Day because it’s the cool thing to do. They do it to welcome their team back to LoDo.
They sit there during fireworks games and wonder why crowds like that can’t be there every night. They sit at Coors Field and shake their heads as Giants, Cubs and Dodgers fans make more noise than the Rockies supporters. They don’t just come for bobbleheads or T-shirts. They come to support the Rockies.
They’re upset when the team loses, especially a game they shouldn’t have lost. They break down the bullpen stats when a relief pitcher is called in. They may even keep score with a pencil like “the good old days.”
They believe Rocktober can and will happen again. They believe it could be this year. But, whether it’s this year or another year, they’ll be there, cheering on the Rockies. They’ll clap in the good times and they’ll hold their head in their hands in the bad. But either way, they’ll be there for “their team.”
Avoidance Level: Extremely low