A sobering thought: As of right now, July 6, 2012, there are exactly 90 days left in the Year of the Fan. 90 more days to suffer through Rockies baseball. 90 days to be peed on and told it’s lemonade. You could put a bag on your head to show your disgust at how the Rockies, who showed so much promise going into the season, have failed miserably, but you would be escorted out of the ballpark by a clumsily fascist ownership that doesn’t want anyone darkening the sunshine and rainbows that are permanently lighting up the sky at 20th and Blake.
The Year of the Fan was really a good idea. Highlight the fans and their undying loyalty to a baseball team many have embraced in the nearly 20 years of its existence. They put season ticket holders on the tickets and featured them in commercials which was a great nod in the direction of the people who keep the lights on at Coors Field. But one thing became an undeniable turd in that celebratory punchbowl: the Rockies just flat out sucked donkey dick this year and no amount of sideshow fan appreciation could distract us from that.
The Monfarts are attempting to be transparent with their recent email to season ticket holders, but what they really need to do is address the fan base in general. Discuss with everyone their admission that this season was a complete catastrophe and that they are actually in it to win it. And not, as most think, just out to make some money. But the real way to tell the fans everything is going to be ok is to just start winning. Or in 90 days, just kick off Year of the Fan II: Electric Boogaloo.