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A Love Letter to the Rockies

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Dearest Rockies, [photopress:Rockies.jpg,thumb,pp_image]

This letter is actually on behalf of my husband, Jamie. He has been a devout follower since your amazing winning streak (I believe the correct term for him is “fair-weather fan.”) Regardless, he is committed to your cause and can be seen wandering around with bloodshot eyes after particularly late nights out on the town with you.

I admittedly am not much of a baseball connoisseur (due to the inordinate amount of pucks I took to the face whilst growing up in Canada) but I would love nothing better than for you to win the World Series. I have even been to a few of your games. Of course, I was usually lucky enough to be in a suite with oodles of food, Internet access and television so I can’t really confirm if you were even playing.

There was also the time we were given seats directly behind home plate and indulged in the gourmet fare at the secret restaurant in the secret tunnel. When we returned to watch the game, we were presented with an extensive menu and informed we could order anything off of it…for free. I can’t remember but I think you won. I know I did.

These experiences have confirmed that I could grow to love baseball. Well, except for the time a couple of years ago when we took our 1-year-old daughter to have her first taste of your Great American Pastime. Unfortunately, the only taste she got that night was when she proceeded to lick all the garbage cans in the lobby.

Fond memories aside, my reason for writing today is to thank you for your clean 4-0 sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. You see, Jamie and I had big plans on those Tuesday and Friday nights. As you know, these would have been potential game days had you not come out as the winners you are.

Last Tuesday, I had signed up weeks ago for a free parenting seminar at The Children’s Hospital entitled “Oh Poo.” You see, we have a daughter who is an underachiever as it relates to her bathroom habits. Desperate times call for desperate measures – times that evidently include attending a class with “Poo” in the title.

Dearest Rockies: if you had not won, my poor husband would have still been dragged along to the seminar because I urgently needed his support. Please, please, please don’t think I’m sacrilege; I appreciate the historic nature of your bid for the World Series. But unless Todd Helton is prepared to come wipe my 3-year-old’s butt, it does not have much bearing on me.

As for Friday, Jamie had planned a getaway to Breckenridge. In a 4,000-square-foot cabin. With a hot tub and roaring fire. WITHOUT CHILDREN. When he threatened me that our romantic retreat may also include watching you, well, let’s just say he may not have gotten laid it is a good thing you had already played.


A Grateful Rockies Widow

P.S. Even though I am the only person in Colorado who does not bleed purple and will probably be burned at the stake bat for this letter, I wish you the best of luck at the World Series. We will be watching! Just make sure you win before November 5th because I have something planned that night, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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  • comment avatar Kari October 22, 2007

    Snort. You’re sure brave. I’m not much of a sports fan, either. Of course I hope they win but will never sell my soul over to them like some people i know.

  • comment avatar Gina October 22, 2007

    pleasedontletbostonwin, pleasedontletbostonwin, pleasedontletbostonwin.


    yankees lovah

  • comment avatar Catherine October 22, 2007

    This is the first time in years Denver bleeds purple. Be old school, bleed orange.

  • comment avatar Lizzy October 22, 2007

    Sports should never be taken along on a cabin getaway. I’m glad they stayed home that night.

  • comment avatar Candice October 22, 2007

    I think if this was a men’s site, we’d all get burned at the stake!

  • comment avatar Jon October 22, 2007

    It is my policy to never mix business with pleasure. And around our house, baseball constitutes business!

  • comment avatar Ana October 22, 2007

    That’s what I like, a woman telling it like it is! lol

  • comment avatar diana/sunshine October 22, 2007

    i’m a rockies fan but totally understand where you’re coming from in all of this. so it’s so nice when the rockies play as few games as possible. we get the win(s) and we get on with our lives. we all win!

    p.s. this letter cracked me up =]

  • comment avatar malathionman October 22, 2007

    Hey Amber,

    Stopped by via Nora’s site. I hope its ok I leave a comment. If the Rockies see Beckett 3 times it could be real tough for them. I’m not sure they play on the 5th, the games don’t usually compete with Monday Night Football. The seminar on nose picking should be ok. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • comment avatar jen October 22, 2007

    Sigh…I’m cheering for the Rockies because I’m afraid I’d be tossed out of the state now if I didn’t, but my heart belongs to my Cubbies.

  • comment avatar Amber October 22, 2007

    Malathionman: Wow, they teach nose-picking classes? I have always wanted to improve my reach. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • comment avatar KarenJ October 22, 2007

    Between the Rockies, Broncos and Avalanche, I am about ready for at least ONE of the seasons to be over! Here’s for hoping it ends in victory!

  • comment avatar Tanya October 22, 2007

    I don’t know how to break this to you – but I really, really, really hope the Red Sox win ๐Ÿ™‚

  • comment avatar FFG October 23, 2007

    At least you are still rooting for them. I usually spend all of football season hoping my husband’s team (the Dolphins) don’t make it to the playoffs. It just drags out the season too long. Thankfully, they have been HORRIBLE!

    Go Rockies! -The Red Sox won recently anyway.

  • comment avatar Dana October 23, 2007

    Hilarious as usual. I’m not that big a baseball fan either..and there is no guy in my house to make me watch it. hee hee.

  • comment avatar tamie October 23, 2007

    bleeding purple….not quite the thing going at our house either. i’m sure that if my hubby was going to be home on thursday the game would be on, but alas, he will be working so i have ultimate control of the tv remote!!!!! (insert evil cackle) i’m sure that i will just find out the next morning if we won or loose. its a good thing that i’m elusive, or i could be burned at the stake for that comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ don’t get me wrong, i’m all for the rockies winning the world series, i’m just not serious about the rooting part.

  • comment avatar Lei October 23, 2007

    Hey looka t this palce – up and running and booming! WTG Amber!

    (not a sports fan, not married to a sports fan – no throwing tomatoes, please!)

  • comment avatar Amber Johnson October 27, 2007

    After the bad run they’ve had lately, they need LOTS of love letters. Go, ROCKIES!

  • comment avatar Phil October 27, 2007

    I think they need a lot more than love letters these days. Maybe a miracle?