Now that the Houston Astros have officially punched their ticket to the 2019 Fall Classic, it’s pretty clear which team Colorado Rockies fans are rooting for.
Obviously, the Colorado Rockies and their fans were hoping that they, themselves, would be in the 2019 Fall Classic, along with 27 other teams and their fanbases but only two teams can make it.
Last night, on Twitter, before the start of Game 6 of the ALCS, we asked you on Twitter whether or not you would root for the Houston Astros or the Washington Nationals in the World Series, if it were to come to that.
Since the Astros won, it will be a Astros/Nationals World Series starting on Tuesday night. In our poll, it was obvious who Rockies fans will be rooting for in the World Series as 63 percent of you said that you’d be rooting for the Washington Nationals, 21 percent saying that they didn’t care who would be winning either way, and only 16 percent saying that they were rooting for the Houston Astros.
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Part of it may be because the Nationals are underdogs in the series but it’s mainly because two other reasons.
First off, former Rockie Gerardo Parra is on the Nationals and he and his walkup song “Baby Shark” have become an integral part of Nationals fandom.
Additionally, as we discussed in this article and in our most recent podcast, there are a lot of similarities between the 2019 Nationals and a team that is near and dear to Rockies fans hearts, the 2007 Rockies.
Between their routes of how they started off their respective seasons, they came back from the dead to be in the hunt, play their best regular season baseball in the last two games of the season, and sweeping their opponent in the NLCS, there are a lot of similarities.
The 2007 Rockies were swept in the World Series by the Boston Red Sox so hopefully that similarity won’t happen since most fans would love to see a full seven games just to see the drama unfold.