Saturday was a gorgeous day in downtown Denver. It’s the kind of day that draws people to the beautiful state of Colorado. Plenty of sunshine and plenty of views of the Rocky Mountains were to be had.
However, many Colorado Rockies fans couldn’t have cared less about the weather. Saturday was also Rockies Fest, a time for Rockies supporters to come together and meet some of their heroes, walk back into Coors Field and hear about some of the plans and hopes for the next year.
Of course, this year’s Rockies Fest took on a different feel. With the back-and-forth going on between Nolan Arenado and Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich, there was certainly a lot of tension in the air. There were also plenty of fans who were wondering about another offseason of relative inactivity and if this team can truly contend for a postseason spot in 2020.
There were also some good vibes floating around after Larry Walker‘s election into the Baseball Hall of Fame last week and the news that Trevor Story and the Rockies had reached a two-year agreement that will avoid any arbitration headaches.
We were at Coors Field on Saturday and talked to some fans, as well as checked out the thoughts shared on Twitter. We also had the chance to sit down with Story, Kyle Freeland, David Dahl and manager Bud Black for some conversations.
With that, here are the five thoughts we took away from Saturday’s Rockies Fest.