The Colorado Rockies play in a beautiful ballpark, to great crowds year in and year out, featuring stars from Larry Walker and Todd Helton to Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado.
Of the four most recent expansion franchises — the Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays — Colorado has been the lone success story in building a loyal fan base. The other three areas turned out to be better served by spring training.
This is the Rockies’ 25th season, and so far their best.
They have had seven winning seasons, not counting this one. They have made three playoff appearances. They...