DENVER – “We’re talking about history right now,” Carlos Gonzalez said, shifting his tone from the jovial character we are accustomed to – especially after a big RBI double in Tuesday night’s contest – to a stern and reflective one.

As the crowd of reporters dissipated and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played in the background, I stood next to Gonzalez and prompted that response by asking what a division title would mean to him.

“It’s never happened before in this organization,” he continued. “I would really enjoy being part of a great group that did something that has never happened before. I think we have a really good chance.”

He is, of course, referring to the fact that the Colorado Rockies have never won the National League West, playing as a Wild Card in each of their four postseason appearances. The man who wears the No. 5 uniform is the only one to have played for each of the last two Denver teams to make the dance.

Gonzalez says that what has set this team apart from other incredibly talented clubs he has been a part of, is the ability to have the proverbial “short memory” bouncing back from tough losses.

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Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.