Colorado Rockies: The 7 Things Rockies Fans Must Never Do
The Seventh Deadly Sin: Saying anything bad about the defense of Nolan Arenado
Look, despite reports to the contrary, Nolan Arenado is indeed human. He has committed 56 errors in his four Major League season. That averages out to 14 a year or one every 11.57 games. It happens … not often, but it does. How often it doesn’t happen can be witnessed by those four shiny Gold Glove awards that bear Arenado’s name.
Now, if you’re one of those people who watch Arenado and see him make a mistake and immediately wonder, “What’s wrong with Nolan?”, then you’ve committed this sin. If you see Nolan not make a play and think, “I bet Kris Bryant would’ve made that play,” you’ve committed this sin.
Many times, we who watch Nolan day in and day out see what he does and take it for granted. When a mistake happens, it’s amplified because it happens so rarely.
It’s quite simple really. Enjoy #NolanBeingNolan. Enjoy the wizardry he displays on a nightly basis at third base. When he makes a mistake, talk yourself off the ledge. It’s going to happen. Don’t utter the names of Bryant or Machado or Donaldson and try to make a comparison. That’s almost as bad as saying Beetlejuice three times and simply won’t be stood for at Coors Field.