I will go ahead and say this now. I have not watched one second of baseball since the Division Series ended with 3 of the 4 teams I was rooting for on the losing end. Only the Cardinals kept it from being a complete bust, but I wasn't really rooting for the Cards as much as against the Nats. Needless to say, baseball has not been much fun this month for me. I have been able to update my complete Rockies checklists in this time though, I only have 4 years to go.
Now, I am hoping the Giants finish out the Series in 4 or 5 games just so they can't win in San Francisco again. I just want the World Series to be over. It pains me to say that because I have always considered myself a baseball fan more than a Rockies fan (or any other team for that matter). Now though, I think I have stepped over the line and become more a Rockies fan and less a baseball fan. It just kind of snuck up on me, but I think it is established now.
Let me preface this next discussion with the statement that I have no intention of quitting on my Rockies, although 2012 was really rough. This is just more of a thought experiment than anything.
The biggest problem with this situation is what happens when the Rockies just keep making horrible decisions that I don't agree with. I am not a bandwagon fan by any means. I was born a Kentucky Wildcats fan (and stayed through probation and Billy Gillispie) and have been a Chicago Bears fan by choice since 1985 (and boy were the 90's lean times there). I have always liked the Rockies, but I have only considered myself a "fan" for about 5 years. So theoretically, if I changed allegiances it wouldn't be a major change. However, now that I am a bigger Rockies fan than a baseball fan, if I decided to find another team to root for would I end up leaving baseball behind? I honestly have no answer for this, but it is interesting to think about.
Are you a bigger fan of your team or the sport in which your team plays?
Onto the tease.
When I came back from my darkness, I mentioned that I had a huge completed project that would encompass this blog for the majority of the off season. Let's just say that I was (and still am) a huge fan of both the Topps Total and Upper Deck 40 Man sets. Topps has not produced a set like this since 2005 and we all know what became of Upper Deck. Therefore, I customed my own 1494 card set that I will showing off IN FULL over the next 2-3 months. What well-known design did I use? I'm not going to say yet, but if you have paid attention to this blog over the past year, you might be able to guess it.
I am going to start sometime this week and I hope it is something that you guys like, because it took me countless hours to finish this thing.