The past decade held plenty of memories for Colorado Rockies fans. However, there was one that stood out above all of the others according to fan voting on Twitter.
We asked Colorado Rockies fans to pick one of eight amazing moments from the past decade. When all was said and done, the top two seeds of our tournament were left to battle it out for the best moment of the 2010s.
The top seed was Nolan Arenado‘s walk-off home run for the cycle against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on Father’s Day 2017. The second seed was the 13th-inning RBI single by Tony Wolters at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs that propelled the Rockies to a 2-1 victory in the 2018 National League Wild Card Game.
We asked Rockies fans which moment stood out the most. According to fans who voted in our poll on Twitter, Arenado’s three-run homer off Mark Melancon was the moment that made the biggest impact of the past decade. In all, 59 percent of voters chose Arenado’s blast over the Wild Card heroics from Wolters.
In case you need a reminder of just how big that Arenado home run was, take a look at the video below.
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The celebration. The bloody jersey. The crowd going crazy. Arenado screaming at the crowd with blood dripping down his face (which has been turned into a T-shirt and many other uses). They have all become iconic moments for the franchise.
Of course, Arenado’s walk-off was just one moment in a 2017 season that resulted in a postseason appearance by the Rockies, the first of what would be two consecutive for the franchise. It’s also a moment that the Rockies (and their fans) can somehow be matched in the coming year as the team battles to reach Rocktober for the third time in four years.
Arenado was also selected by one of our writers as a member of Colorado’s All-Decade Team. You can check that out here.