The overlap of regular season games between the NBA and Major League Baseball is too brief. I love these spring evenings filled with Denver Sports - with the Rockies playing on Root and the Nuggets on Altitude.
Baseball being baseball, it's safe for me to keep only one eye on the first few innings of the Rockies game. I have time to do my parental chores, change into my Crocs, make sure my wife seems happy and get some food - all while kinda watching baseball.
When Root goes to commercial I often switch to Kroenke Channel to catch the Sports Summit show or Nuggets pre-game, whatever's on. And it goes on like that for the better part of the evening. Rockies, Nuggets, Nuggets, Rockies. Back and forth.
Root Sports and Altitude. Channels 25 and 26 on my Comcast dial.
When the Nuggets are getting killed by 13 points I can flip back to the Rockies game and hope Denver goes on a run while I am away. When the Rockies load the bases on walks I can check in on the Nuggets and hope like heck the Rox got out of the inning.
Are they closing the gap? Are they blowing a 24 point lead?
Are they on their fourth pitcher yet? Is Dexter Fowler hitting?
There are so many stories when both the Rockies and Nuggets are playing. Twitter is a goldmine!
Sometimes both teams win! It happened on Wednesday and it was glorious.
What a shame that this part of our sports calendar is so fleeting. Baseball and Basketball are completely different - but they go great together. I like the combo.
And right now neither sport is dominant.
Once the Playoffs begin in the NBA, basketball will reign until June. But, for now, we get to enjoy these games equally.
We are filled with hope for the new Rockies season and for the Nuggets making the post-season. Enjoy this, Denver Sports fans. It won't last long.