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!