This week, families and friends will be gathering to spend time together, eat ridiculous amounts of food, and reflect on the things they are thankful for.
Clearly, that makes this the perfect time to discuss baseball.
With the World Series behind us and spring training fast approaching, Colorado Rockies fans have plenty to look forward to for next season and the years to come.
We also have a lot of good things to look back on.
The 2017 season was one to remember for Rockies fans. Not only did the team make the playoffs for just the fourth time in its history, but it finally began to take some serious steps toward solving the problem that has plagued the organization since its inception — finding quality starting pitching.
Third base sensation Nolan Arenado hit for the cycle at Coors Field against the division rival San Fransisco Giants on Fathers’ Day. That by itself would have made this one of the Rockies most memorable moments from 2017. However, the fact that Arenado capped his cycle off with a walk-off three-run blast off Giants closer Mark Melancon with the Rockies down by a run at the time makes this one of the trademark moments in Rockies history.
Though these are moments that fans are certainly thankful for, there are several signs within the organization that the club is on the right track.
Following are five reasons why Rockies fans should be thankful this Thanksgiving.