Thursday, October 18, 2007
REAL BASEBALL FANS SHOULD LOVE THE ROCKIES/RED SOX WORLD SERIES
What do college and pro scouts want from a potential recruit or prospect? They want a player that loves the games traditions no matter who participates. I don't have actual statistics to back this up, but a few scouts did tell us that they want dedicated diamond rats that love the sport.
So what does that have to do with the title of this post? Well, if you are a real baseball fan, you will watch the World Series for the tradition. You will watch this Series because you can't get enough of this game. You are a player that recognizes that all championships can't or shouldn't originate from New York, or L.A. to boost ratings. That's what scouts want...That's what baseball needs.
Personally, I think it's great that there is at least one team in the Fall Classic that is a WS newbie. The Rockies are good for the game. What a better way to give this game hope than watch a rookie of the year candidate like Tulowitzki showing his grit. Likewise, H Bombs...Holliday, Haupe and Helton have provided the veteran leadership and introduced the rest of the world to a new order...Let's face it, this decade we have been brainwashed with an east coast coercive persuasion technique that makes us boob tube lemmings of everything that has the Red Sox and Yankees attached to it. And don't get me started on the Mets and Dodgers in the NL. The Rockies are a rah-rah, feel good sports movie in the making. The rest of America is really missing out of they don't make this series one of the most watched in recent times...and I'm not even a Rockies fan. I'm just an avid, crazed baseball fan...like the one the scouts want to draft or recruit.
My point is that the Rockies are great role models for the game...Watch them closely prospects...Those are the type of players baseball needs more than any thing else. Give us hope for the future of the game and be the players that this team represents.