(Since we live far from Colorado, sometimes we have to go to KC to watch them. Giambi above with Josh)
I joined the Army in 2001 and left St. Louis, and didn't move back until late 2009. During that time I was able to get stationed in Colorado Springs from 4 years and we had one of our children there. As a family we went to over 25 Rockies games, and over 50 Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies AAA team). My son got to meet many players and be a part of many Rockies and Sky Sox kids camps. If anyone hasn't been to Coors Field, it is an awesome field, and I loved the fact they had $4 seats and parking was only $5 in some areas. My son still wears his Helton and Tulo jersey's at school here in Missouri but does get a little flack, and his favorite color is even purple! In 2007, being in Colorado and seeing the Rockies win 21 of 22 to get to the World Series was one of the most impressive streaks ever in MLB history. So if one of my usual readers wondered how someone living in St. Louis had their favorite team in Colorado, I hoped that answered your question.
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!! The joys of living in Colorado, go to a Rockies game in the afternoon (middle May) and get home and it is snowing!
To prove we aren't fair weather fans, last year in 2011 when the Cardinals were making their World Series run my son and I even wore our Rockies gear, plus my son got an autographed CarGo baseball he got after batting practice. We loved the fact the Cardinals won the World Series, we root the Cardinals on if they don't play the Rockies, but one day Colorado will raise that World Series flag and we will be there!
We hoped you enjoyed reading our families story of how we fell in love with the Colorado Rockies!