Monday, October 29, 2007

Our Rockies

The broad shoulders of the Rocky Mountains are slumped a little this morning.

And the purple glow of the season is fading like the sunset going to sleep over our mountains.
But we Rockies fans will sleep well this winter.

We'll sleep peacefully, when all is said and done, and the disappointment wears off, because, you see, we won before the season even started.

Our team is a family, home grown. Our men are good men, our organization a truly class act. Our boys (and they are, for the most part little more than boys) had an amazing year and we're so proud of them we're bursting.

Don't be mistaken, we here in the Rocky Mountain west know we've already won in some of the most important ways.

We'll sleep peacefully through the winter here in Colorado, dreaming of the spring.

When the first crack of the bat on opening day will wake us to a purple sunrise.

And then you just watch our boys! They'll be back. Ours is a young team, still learning, just on the way up. That purple glow will continue to light up the summer baseball sky for many years.

We can't wait for Opening Day, 2008!
Our Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox!


Esther said...

Aloha Lisa:
I found you through the comment you left on my blog. I'm sorry that the Rockies lost. My DH's family is from CO.

Lisa said...

Yeah, it was a sad loss, Esther, but a wild ride. And we're proud to have that penant, anyway. We'll get 'em next time!

eileen said...

I love how you expressed your joy in the players. They do sound like a great bunch of young men.

I commented about our Indians here in Cleveland and I know I am fond of a few players for us. I enjoy the fact that Kenny Lofton is 40 years old and still playing. He came back to our team this year and he was a role model to the younger players.

Better luck next year to both our teams.

Lisa said...

Yes, Indeed, Eileen! (I love to hear about players still going strong in their forties!)