Colorado Rockies: The 5 most memorable moments from 2017
By Kevin Henry
OK seriously, was there a cooler moment last season than Nolan Arenado once again tormenting the San Francisco Giants? OK maybe I should narrow that down a little bit since he does that so often with his glove and bat. How about this … was there a cooler or more iconic moment from the 2017 season than Arenado hitting a walkoff home run on Father’s Day to cap off his first-ever cycle?
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And if that wasn’t cool enough, how about the sheer joy and emotion that Arenado showed as he rounded the bases and crossed home to celebrate with his teammates? How about the blood-soaked jersey after an inadvertent collision between Nolan and a teammate’s helmet? How about the moment he proclaimed that it was fun to play for the Rockies?
A three-run homer off Giants closer Mark Melancon to give the Rockies not only a 7-5 victory, but also a National League-best 46-26 record at the time? Yeah, that’s pretty memorable. But the entire few minutes after the hit are what Rockies fans will always remember, including the blood streaming down from Arenado’s face. That jersey ended up framed as a permanent reminder of the day that few Rockies fans will ever forget.