I wasn't sure what to write in the wake of attending the seventh and as it turned out final game of the Rockies' obligatory 2007 Season High Point. Tuesday was a strange day to begin with, with the unusual spectacle of a noisy hailstorm just a few hours before the game, but Coors Field should not have felt like a tomb in front of a team that had just won seven games in a row. There were maybe 9,000 people there and at least half of them were Cardinals fans. Colorado has reached the point (maybe they reached it several years ago) where it's no longer a question of winning fans back. There are just a ton of people in the Denver area, many of whom are sports fans and possibly even baseball fans, who are paying no attention whatsoever and won't until the team clinches a playoff berth for the first time since 1995. So what's the point of raving and fuming in a space like this to those few who still care or indeed ever cared?
It's hard to blame the Rockies, after a pathetic turnout to the first two games that continued their winning streak, for turning back into their normal sleepwalking selves for the next two games against St. Louis. I know you true believers out there share my outrage that Colorado was beaten on back-to-back days by Todd Wellemeyer and Brad Thompson, but for the rest of you, may I recommend the work of Woody Paige, who doesn't tax the mental energies of any of his readers by naming any actual baseball players in his latest Rockies Suck mad lib.
Update: I arbitrarily disqualified them from eligibility for "Teams That Might Have It Worse Off Than the Rockies" consideration because piling on is piling on, but it is probably worth mentioning that as I am writing this Cubs coaches are still trying to remove Carlos Zambrano's hands from Michael Barrett's throat, so that is something to think about.