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Old 09-27-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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This is a serious question. I am just curious and not trying to put anyone down at all. From what I know Denver is a good pro sports town I am just curious as to what most people think about MLB there.

With the recent winning streak of the Rockies that now has them right in the middle of the race for the playoffs, is there any talk around town about them or is it still just dominated by the Broncos no matter what the Rockies do?

I know this is obviously a NFL town, and one of the best out there. The Broncos always have been and always will be #1 in Denver. I'm just wondering if MLB even matters to many people. As an outsider, I get the impression that MLB is just not very popular in Denver even with a winning team. Is that the case? Is it just not a very good baseball area or do I just have the wrong impression? Are the Rockies as popular as the Avalanche?

 
Old 09-27-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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oh, I thought you were talking about the mountain chain...................
 
Old 09-27-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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The Rockies were real popular when they first started out. Then that tapered off with losing records each year. I do think that them playing meaningful games in September has caused some excitement. I'd like to see them make the playoffs, even though I don't follow baseball much. They even have a bit of a chance to win the division.

I'd say the Avalanche would win the popularity battle with the Rockies. They've had much more success and been in the playoffs almost every year.

Of course, like you noted, Broncos are #1 in this town. Unless they have lots of losing seasons, they will remain that way.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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We tried to get tickets for tomorrow night's game today (walking up to the box office early this afternoon) and they were sold out!!

We did get tickets to the first two playoff games if they make the playoffs.

Go Rockies!!
 
Old 09-27-2007, 10:16 PM
 
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There's a lot of water-cooler talk about the Rockies lately, of course, with them riding a 10 game winning streak and being playoff contenders. However, I'd say that they are probably tied with the Nuggets for third in popularity in Denver, behind the Broncos and the Avalanche. Like the Nuggets, the town takes an interest in the Rockies when they play well, and loses interest altogether when they play poorly.

That's not to say there aren't devoted Rockies fans, of course, but the Rockies rarely sell out games, and tickets can be had for next to nothing ($4 in the Rockpile). The Broncos on the other hand, almost never fail to sell out a game and tickets can be had for an arm and a leg, perhaps more than one of each.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I think baseball is the most boring sport out there. I've never figured out how some people are so INTO the game.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 11:01 PM
 
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When the wife and I make the move to Denver next year, she is willing to let me buy season tickets to the Rockies.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Well, they've made it to 11 straight. Now it's do or die with Arizona coming to town. I bet that there will be a lot of electricity at Coors Field. I don't follow baseball much at all, but I'm excited for the Rockies.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 06:34 AM
 
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If the Rockies are kind and let Arizona win just one game out of the three game set this weekend, I will be pulling for the Rockies to win the wild card playoff spot. Arizona sounds very similar in that they were having a phenomenal season and only drawing crowds of 18,0000 to 22,000 most of the year.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Well, I just moved here this summer and I love baseball! (and football) Being a loyal Tigers fan, I was surprised to see the crowd at the first few Rockies games I attended. It was pretty lame and not very crowded. However, if it takes an 11 game win streak to get some attention/enthusiasm in the city, so be it! Nothing beats going to a game, drinking a few brews and eating a dog!

GO ROCKIES!
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