The Rockies’ trade with Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals, in connection with the prospect of the franchise’s very first season with 100 losses, has made many fans wonder what to do with the baseball souls this summer.
How do Rockies fans who want to enjoy the game balance their aversion to Monfort and the team’s front office? For the embittered fans, how do they enjoy a beer on a hot summer evening in LoDo, or a walk around the company of their child, without feeling that they directly support owners who are not serious about offering a winning product?
Here are three suggestions for all Rockies fans who feel they are in baseball purgatory.
1) Enjoy LoDo, but not Coors Field
Why damage the local businesses in LoDo due to monfort’s incompetence? The many bars, restaurants and breweries around Coors Field have already been through enough of the pandemic, and they deserve your love and cash, much more than the front office on the 20th and Blake does. The same can be said for all street vendors. Service workers around the stadium are everyone’s friends and family. Supporting LoDo businesses is more cost effective than eating / drinking at the ballpark, and you can still watch the game on multiple flat screens anywhere.
2) Watch TV at home
Ok, so this option does not completely bypass a person from padding Monfort’s pockets – fans ‘viewing figures inevitably enable regional TV deals for the club, ie the Rockies’ with AT&T SportsNet. But following the Rockies from the comfort of your own home is the cheapest move, not to mention the move that most people “take a stand” for those who are tired of the ownership history of banking with impressive attendance despite the club’s ability to fight. Invest future ticket money in a TV projector in the garden, store beer and premium steaks, and now you’re doing it right.
3) Watch non-MLB baseball
Take a look at the talent around high school in the Denver metro or at some of the state colleges, such as the Division II Grand Junction power plant. See independent, affiliated professional teams there and in Colorado Springs. Make a point to drop by Cherry Creek’s early season games and watch legendary prep coach Marc Johnson win two to beat former Eaton coach Jim Danley’s full-time Colorado mark of 806 wins. Go out where the game counts more than balls and strikes, such as Jason Jenning’s Adaptive Field in Lakewood, where the Miracle League of Denver plays. All the options can be more captivating than looking at a likely professional team in last place.
– Kyle Newman, The Denver Post
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