The Fourth Deadly Sin: Having Hunter Pence or Buster Posey as your favorite non-Rockies player
We certainly have nothing against either of these players … except they play for the San Francisco and continually haunt the Rockies at any given moment when they step to the plate.
We’ve already covered why you shouldn’t have another team. Can you actually have another favorite player on another team? We’ve read the tea leaves and shaken the magic 8 ball and the answer seems to be yes. You can marvel at Mike Trout in the outfield. You can watch Bryce Harper hit long homers night after night. You can even watch Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner pitch and imagine them in purple pinstripes.
Pence or Posey though? Nope. Can’t happen. Sorry. They’ve haunted the Rockies too many times through the years.
Does it matter that they play in the same division as the Rockies? Absolutely. It’s that same dread you get in the pit of your stomach when Paul Goldschmidt or Adrian Gonzalez steps to the plate in a clutch situation against Colorado. Last season, it was Jean Segura’s turn to haunt the Rockies as well. At least now he’s in Seattle.
Want to see a list of the players who were the biggest tormentors of the Rockies last season? We compiled it right here.
We’ll even go as far as to throw Matt Kemp into the “you can’t have him as your favorite player” discussion. If you’re a Rockies fan, you’ll know why.