Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rocky Mountain Way

Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio are trying to pick a song all morning for the improbable.

Is it Rocky Mountain High? Is it Gonna Fly Now, the theme from Rocky? Is it Crocodile Rock?

Whatever is chosen it is for the most absurd thing to happen in a long, long time in sports. The Colorado Rockies, who have won 21 out of 22 games, are going to the World Series.


No one in their right mind would have picked this 30 days ago and if you had gone to Vegas you would have gotten unreal odds for this one.

The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News have great stories about the Rockies. But the best story of all of this is Todd Helton. He was going to be traded according to some stories, but it never happened and he was doomed to a life in Colorado. Where the pitchers go to die like Mike Hampton. Now Helton, like John Elway was, gets rewarded at age 34 with his first trip to the World Series.

Not bad for a Tennessee quarterback turned first basemen. Hey, maybe they can play Rocky Top for him.

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