The 2020 Colorado Rockies and Forgetting Sarah Marshall: A Comparison
By Kevin Larson
Rachel Jansen – The Playoffs
We all want the playoffs. They’re kind to us and give us the chance at opportunities we never could have had in the past. (The Kapua Suite for multiple nights, free of cost? Sign me up!) And even if we’ve gotta face reality in a really stupid shirt, they’ll be there to help us get through it because they’re the ultimate goal (even if we don’t realize it at first).
Rachel Jansen (played by Mila Kunis) slowly turned Peter’s attention away from Sarah. Peter cried and cried about his trials and tribulations from the highest of peaks (OK fine, hotel floors). Rachel was there for him every step of the way, though.
And eventually, Peter got further than he could have imagined in such a short time. He messed it up but eventually got her back in the end and all was great. She got his mind off the worst thing that’s ever happened to him and helped catapult him into a much better trajectory.
Nolan’s trajectory got him paid. He helped get the Rockies to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history. He got a taste of it and wants to get back there so, so badly.
The Playoffs certainly know how Nolan feels about his current problems but it appears Nolan did something to frustrate them tremendously when things were seeming so good (maybe went back to reality for just a little bit even though he still hates reality?).
The Playoffs are the goal and Nolan would love nothing more than to see Mila Kunis sitting behind home plate at Coors during a World Series. Besides, it sucks all too much that during the playoffs she’s donning a Dodgers hat with Ashton Kutcher. That’s just too terrible for something everyone wants if you ask me.