Colorado Rockies: The 7 Things Rockies Fans Must Never Do
The Third Deadly Sin: Saying any statistic is inflated because of Coors Field
This may be the third sin, but it’s the biggest in the eyes of some people.
Charlie Blackmon hit a pair of homers last night? Coors.
Nolan Arenado should be the MVP of the National League? Coors.
Any Colorado starting pitcher had a rough night on the mound? Coors.
It was telling that one of the first questions asked of new manager Bud Black was how he was going to strategize for playing 81 games at Coors Field. This altitude and thin air discussion gets in everyone’s head, especially those who live outside of Denver.
A recent ESPN article, when talking about Larry Walker said, “It’s a statement that there’s something illegitimate about offensive greatness at Coors Field…” Really?
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The Rockies are already looked down upon by the national media and most folks living outside the Mountain time zone because of the altitude. Coors Field, in their minds, is a dark and scary place where people just float around like Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Don’t join them. Don’t buy into the myth that Arenado would be a better third baseman in Boston or CarGo wouldn’t hit as many homers if he had stayed in Oakland. As a Rockies fan, you’re better than that. You’re smarter than that. Don’t drink the national Kool-Aid.