Rockies fans must continue support in wake of World Series sweep
Don’t abandon the Colorado Rockies just because they got booted from the World Series.
Before this historic run of the Rockies, Coors Field sold out an average of four games a year: opening day and the fireworks games around the Fourth of July.
Then on Oct. 1, 2007, the wheels on the bandwagon bus started to turn. Citizens of Colorado hopped on board and got behind the team, supporting them in its playoff run.
When Matt Holliday slid into home plate to score the winning run against the San Diego Padres, propelling the Rockies into the playoffs, the state of Colorado went crazy and “Rocktober” officially began.
Bandwagoniers will come and go. It’s the nature of all sports.
All I ask is to hop off the bandwagon and hop on the fan wagon. When the gates open in April for the Rockies 2008 season, continue to follow this team like you did when they were blowing teams over every game.
If you support this team you make the team better.
Charlie and Dick Monfort, the owners of the Rockies, are businessmen just like Stan Kroenke and Pat Bowlen. The only difference is, Kroenke and Bowlen both operate under the NFL’s salary cap. The Monforts have to budget their money differently to compete with the mega-markets like New York and Boston.
If fans show up at the gates for Rockies games, or buy a Rockies T-shirt, or give money to the Rockies in any way, it helps the fans.
That money will give the Monforts more revenue. The owners could then invest it in the team, making it possible to bring in top-flight free agents. This will make the team better, which makes them more fun to watch.
The more fans put into this team, the more they will get out. Put money in, the product on the field will improve (yes it’s possible). Support this team and you may get a World Series winner.
Don’t stop supporting the Rockies because they were swept from the World Series. Stick with the team, become a rock for the team to stand on and support them in the bad times — it makes the good times much sweeter.
When the team wins, the fans win too.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Aaron Musick at firstname.lastname@example.org.