The New York Mets have announced plans for an Old Timers’ Day during the upcoming season at Citi Field. The announcement had us pondering who might take part in a similar day for the Colorado Rockies if the team were to ever make a day like that a reality.
Who would fans want to see in a Colorado Rockies Old Timers’ Day game?
When the Mets made their announcement of their Old Timers’ Day game, the list included past players such as Colorado Rockies legends Daniel Murphy and Howard Johnson, plus Robin Ventura, Mookie Wilson, Turk Wendell, and others.
Seeing that list begged a pair of questions. First, would the Rockies ever host a game like this? Second, who would participate if they did?
Obvious thoughts such as Todd Helton and Larry Walker rush to the front of the mind, but how much would Rockies fans love to see Carlos Gonzalez take the field again? Let that sweet swing from the left side of the box loose again at Coors Field and see what magic happens.
Speaking of sweet left-handed swings, bring back Seth Smith as well for his turn in the batter’s box.
Let the Big Cat, Andrés Galarraga, get some swings in, as well as Matt Holliday. Start rebuilding the fences with Troy Tulowitzki and let Rockies fans have another chance to show their appreciation for what he meant to the franchise.
Bring back some of the history-makers for Colorado, including David Nied, the pitcher who started the first-ever game for the franchise and also recorded Colorado’s first strikeout, first walk, first complete game, and first complete game shutout.
Of course, there are plenty of other pitchers who could make an appearance as well, including recent Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Francis.
Even though the Rockies are a relatively young franchise compared to the Mets and others around Major League Baseball, the possibilities for the day at Coors Field would be endless.
Who would you like to see take the field again in Denver during an event like this? Let us know in the comments section below.