DENVER – At some point, the act of scoreboard watching became taboo. Or, at least, admitting to the act did.
But, as manager Bud Black puts it, “They put a big beautiful scoreboard right there in right field…of course I look.”
The Colorado Rockies have not been shy about sharing that they have enjoyed a few recent losses for key opponents in the Wild Card and division races.
I happen to watch the conclusion of the Diamondbacks walk-off win over the Dodgers on Tuesday night, just a few blocks away from Coors Field at the Blake Street Tavern.
The crowd of locals, with just a hint of pain in their voices, erupted multiple times in chants of “Let’s go D-Backs! Let’s Go D-Backs!” They grew louder and louder, culminating when Eduardo Escobar blasted one into the night and put the Rockies back in the driver’s seat to at least force a Game 163 for all the division marbles in Los Angeles.