About Colorado Rockies
The franchise is one of the youngest in the MLB joining as an expansion one in 1993. The team isn’t yet known for its winning but they definitely are known for lighting up the scoreboards as due to the level above the see where their ballpark is the air is thinner making longer hits easier.
Nevertheless the Rockies had won one NL Pennant, in 2007 after their mad rush of dining last 21 out 22 games in regular season that allowed to progress all the way to the their lone appearance in the World Series where they unfortunately got swept in four games by the Red Sox.
Building successful enterprise sometimes takes a very long time and it appears that the Denver based franchise is yet to find its true identity.
The Rockies are members of West Division in National League and they are yet to claim its title, as all three of their postseason trips happened thanks to wildcard berths the team was able to secure.
Their team colours are purple, black, silver and white and their official mascot goes by the name of Singer (slang term for a home run) and the choice of it being a dinosaur was inspired by funding a number of dinosaur fossils (the biggest one being 450kg triceratops skull) at Coors Field during its construction.
The franchise hasn’t had many seasons to post some record numbers of fight for championship but nothing appears to be dull in The Mile-High City as Denver s often referred as.
The Rockies had 7 batting champions, including Larry Walker winning the title 3 times in the team’s history. Walker also remains the only team’s MVP, which he was awarded in 1997. Jason Jennings is the only team’s Rookie of the Year.
The franchise can add 4 home run champions to their portfolio with Nolan Arenado achieving that feat in last season.
The team has never recorded a 100 win season but on the other hand they never “won” 100 loss season award which is nice.
The franchise definitely has some following as during their opening day game they recorded a whopping 80227 fans that came to see their brand new team. Colorado Rockies and their fans will be looking forward to erasing a bitter taste from their last season that finished well beyond expectations with a very poor 4th worst record of the season at 68-94. Hopefully the thin air will keep the home runs coming for the home team in 2016 season.