Colorado Rockies: Choosing the best moment of the past decade

DENVER, CO - JUNE 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates hitting a 3 RBI walk off home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates hitting a 3 RBI walk off home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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We asked Colorado Rockies Twitter to start listing some of the best moments for the franchise from the past decade. We ended up with some great stories, amazing moments and fantastic memories.

When we are through the Thanksgiving holiday and December starts on Sunday, we will be asking fans to once again help us, this time with each of you determining which of the Colorado Rockies memories from the past decade is the most special to you … and maybe the most meaningful to the franchise.

There are plenty to choose from, of course. Personally, I have been fortunate enough to be at perhaps two of the greatest and I know the energy that was at those games was something that words truly can’t describe.

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Perhaps I am a bit reflective today as I sit in snowy northern Colorado and mark my 51st birthday (yeah, I know, I’m the old guy of the Rockies blog crew) but I think back to the chilly October 2018 night I was at Wrigley Field in the press box when Tony Wolters ended the Chicago Cubs season with a hit back up the middle that will forever live in Rockies lore.

Nick Groke of The Athletic wrote a great article about it this morning that you can read here and Wolters talked to me about that moment in the Rockies clubhouse during this past season and you can read his thoughts on that night in Chicago here. Walking into the visitors clubhouse after that win, watching the champagne flow and hearing the shouts and music while seeing the hugs is a moment that will live forever in my mind, both in terms of its emotions and its impact on the team.

It was not only a moment that defined the 2018 season, but also proved these Rockies had the talent to win not just a slugfest, but a pitcher’s duel as well. You can read my thoughts from that night inside Wrigley Field by clicking here.

But was it really the greatest moment of the decade? What about Nolan Arenado‘s walkoff home run for the cycle on Father’s Day (and the subsequent bloody jersey)? What about the only no-hitter thrown in Rockies history by Ubaldo Jimenez? What about the massive walkoff home run for the cycle by Carlos Gonzalez against those Cubs at Coors Field? What about the tarp catch or any other fantastic moment that has happened on the field for the Rockies since 2010? There are plenty from which to choose.

These are the decisions you will be making when we launch our Twitter poll on Sunday, December 1. We will give you the options and you will help us narrow down the field until we have the best moment of the decade, chosen by you, the fans.

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For now, enjoy reading some of the comments from Rockies Twitter on their favorite moments of the decade. You can read them and add your own by clicking here.

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