Why the Colorado Rockies boycott is completely dead in the water
Many fans of the Colorado Rockies were (and still are) upset with the Colorado Rockies and how they managed their team not just in recent years but for much of their franchise history.
And who could blame them?
The Colorado Rockies should be a team that’s in the playoff chase, but they have miffed on nearly every single player move in recent years, including not re-signing DJ LeMahieu, the “super bullpen,” signing Daniel Murphy, the whole Nolan Arenado debacle, and, now, the whole Trevor Story situation.
However, many of those fans decided that they were going to “boycott” the team by not listening to, watching, or going to any Rockies games in addition to buying anything Rockies-related (including spending money on anything at the new McGregor Square).
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But the “boycott” of the Colorado Rockies is dead in the water.
It was a long shot to actually work anyways but it is official: The “boycott” of the Colorado Rockies is dead.
This week, for a mid-week series in August, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs series drew an overall attendance of 104,855, or an average of 34,952 per game.
You might think that the average attendance figure is higher because it’s the Cubs and you would be correct. However, that doesn’t negate the fact that the Rockies have averaged more than 23,000 per game.
That is the sixth-best in baseball. Yes, in a season where attendance is down across baseball because of the pandemic and attendance restrictions, those numbers are down from previous years. However, comparing apples to apples this season, fans are coming to Coors Field.
That number is ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, and San Francisco Giants. All of those teams have better teams than the Colorado Rockies, are in bigger markets, and/or opened to 100 percent capacity before the Rockies did.
The All-Star Game also drew more than 49,000 fans and the other festivities drew throngs of people as well.
The Colorado Rockies will likely still be a team that will frustrate you for the rest of the season, this offseason, and beyond but if you thought that a boycott could work, the evidence we have seen so far shows that is dead wrong because the current boycott of the Colorado Rockies is dead.