The Rockies won just their third road series of the season earlier this week against the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers. However, you were forced to dig deep into the sports section to find game recaps. The Denver sports scene spent the entire week gearing up to watch Peyton Manning participate in exactly one drive on Thursday night. The changing of the guard from Rockies to Broncos has occurred.
A weird conundrum is the Broncos opened preseason play in Chicago, home of the historically cursed Cubs. Wrigley Field regulars are quick to remind you of their misery, and have made numerous attempts to break their drought, which has turned the page into its second century. They have sacrificed goats, blown up baseballs, and drank the majority of liquor in the Midwest. Seemingly nothing can break the Cubs from their historic bad luck.
Now the Rockies are nowhere near the level of Harry Caray and Co., but many Rox fans are beginning to question when the tables will turn for the better. The “Year of the Fan” is also the franchise’s 20th anniversary, and there’s little to show for it. Since its inception in 1993, Colorado has never won the division, recorded three playoff appearances, and produced a winning record just six times.
Dare we say it… are the Rockies cursed?