Rocky Mountain High…

October 16, 2007 | Nestor Aparicio

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along come the Colorado Rockies.

It’s been noted before: I LOVE baseball. Been watching it all my life. But this run by this young team is just incredible!

In the NHL, we’ve seen No. 8 seeds get a hot goalie and catch fire for two months en route to the Stanley Cup.

In the NFL, we’ve only seen one team — Pittsburgh two years ago — go on a four-game road tear and win a championship after nearly missing the playoffs.

In the NBA, the better team is usually so much better than the lowly playoff teams that “Cinderellas” rarely go the ball.

In college hoops, we’ve seen a handful of N.C. States, Villanovas and Kansas’ — but other than Gonzaga and George Mason, we haven’t seen much lately. And again, it’s a one-game elimination in this case so anything can happen.

But for a BASEBALL team — one that had been completely pedestrian for the better part of six months to go on a 21-1 roll and stave off elimination, several times coming down to their last STRIKE — well, this little run by the Rockies will probably never happen again in our lifetime.

The Red Sox appear to be on the ropes out in Cleveland. The crowd was a MAJOR factor in the game, as predicted. Those long-starving Browns fans simply change hats and go raise hell at Jacobs Field. It reminds me of what I saw there in 1996 and 1997 when the Orioles were playing there. It’s a TOTAL Monday Night Football atmosphere on every pitch!

Don’t know about you, but every time I watch an October pitch I wonder whether real baseball will ever exist again in Baltimore.

More than ever, I want the birds freed …

Just put the television on tonight and see what we’re missing here that we had as a community for almost 40 years.

It’s a tragedy that we can’t be included in the fun of baseball anymore because of this ownership group.

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