Playoff fever has hit Denver. Even though the Rockies are God's team, the fans still want to feel like they're part of the magic. So Rockies fans are doing the one thing that truly indicates their devotion - they're buying as much team merchandise as possible. And it seems that they'll buy anything.
Many Denver stores that carry licensed Major League Baseball gear - caps, jerseys and anything else with a team logo - had a rough time Tuesday keeping up with the demand that comes with victory. Some people so badly wanted anything with a Rockies logo that all eight Sportsfan stores in Colorado were sold out of thongs and panties by midday - except the extra-larges.I get the idea of buying a shirt or hat. But a Rockies thong? It sort of goes against the idea of showing off your team pride in public, doesn't it? Or maybe...
Pete Martinez, manager of a Denver Sportsfan store was initially curious as to why the XL panties were staying on the shelves. While it could be that Denver ranks among the nation's fittest cities, Martinez guessed there was something else at play as well.
"Maybe it's because no man wants to give an extra-large anything to his wife, so he buys her a cap."Since the Rockies haven't been in the playoffs since 1995, it's really just a case of making up for lost time...and maybe even lost underwear.