Big, floppy ones, with a fright wig and honking red nose to go with them. Who does this guy think he is? It took the Diamondbacks the entire season to win my reluctant respect, now it's taken them all of two home games and one off day to permanently lose it. What a bunch of whining little kids. Bob Melvin is still talking about the (self-evidently correct) Upton call. If you look at any of the news stories on MLB.com regarding the NLCS, a gigantic banner ad will fill the entire right-hand side of your screen announcing that good seats are still available for all the games at Chase Field. Needless to say, a corresponding ad for Coors Field would serve no purpose. Even with an evening of freezing rain and sobering wind chill facing them, fans in Denver are paying premium rates for the right to possibly not see an official game tonight. If Game 3 is rained out and it's even more miserable tomorrow night, Coors will still be full.
I don't know if you can make a case for Denver as a great baseball town, as the Post is now trying hastily to do, but at the very least the desire is there, and frustrated fans who haven't paid attention to Colorado since the franchise was in its infancy are working out their guilt while they try and make up for all that lost time. It's going to be roaring tonight. The colder, the better.
And the national media still is a little slow on the uptake. Here's SI's John Donovan: "The NLCS now moves to Denver for the first postseason game in that city -- not counting Game No. 163 that earned the Rockies their ticket into this postseason -- since 1995."
Um. What about Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS? Could have sworn I was there, but it could have been a collective delusion of 50,000 people -- it's been that kind of autumn in Denver.