The snow from the winter has melted in the metro area, yet clearly visible on the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is still buzzing about Peyton Manning’s first season as a Bronco, and the Nuggets and Avalanche are gearing up for the postseason. Despite all the hype surrounding the other local squads, the Rockies' Opening Day always grabs the headlines. As much as Colorado loves its winters, everybody is smiling in anticipation for the first pitch in April.
More so than in years past, Rockies fans are anxious for 2013 as a way to put 2012 to rest. Despite the recent surge by the Rox, a postseason appearance is realistically impossible.
2012 will be remembered as a year full of growing pains, questionable coaching tactics and an overwhelming abundance of patience. On the plus side, 2013 will certainly be better than 2012. So who can we expect to see in the starting lineup on Opening Day?