In 2007, the Colorado Rockies prepared to play the Boston Red Sox in the World Series in what was, needless to say, slated to be the biggest series in franchise history. The Rockies went on to get swept by the BoSox and haven’t won a playoff game since.
At risk of mitigating the importance of the team’s only World Series appearance, the final week of the 2018 season could arguably be the most important week in franchise history.
This is best chance Colorado has ever had to win their division. They sit 1.5 games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a week left to play–and the implications could not be bigger. After 155 games, the verdict is still up in the air on the 2018 season. Passing L.A. and capturing the division for the first time would make 2018 the best Rockies regular season to date. Failing to do so could mean missing out on the playoffs entirely.
That’s because the Rockies also sit 1.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot. As much as I hate the idea of another one-and-done Wild Card Game, that would without question be better than not playing in the playoffs at all. It would also mean the Rockies would make the playoffs for consecutive seasons for the first time in history. So whether the Rockies can catch the Dodgers or not, this week could still end up being historic.