Remember that article about the Colorado Rockies that came out in USA Today last summer? "Baseball's Rockies Seek Revival On Two Levels," it was titled, and detailed their quest to bring themselves up from the NL West's gutter. But it also described an organization guided not by Moneyball, but by Christianity.
Music filled with obscenities, wildly popular with youth today and in many other clubhouses, is not played. A player will curse occasionally but usually in hushed tones. Quotes from Scripture are posted in the weight room. Chapel service is packed on Sundays. Prayer and fellowship groups each Tuesday are well-attended. It's not unusual for the front office executives to pray together.Strange as it sounded then, after Monday's improbable 13-inning classic victory, things now make a little more sense. The Colorado Rockies are God's team. How else can you explain the last month of the season? The team and its brass last summer had almost prophet-like quotes last summer.
"You look at things that have happened to us this year," Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd says. "You look at some of the moves we made and didn't make. You look at some of the games we're winning. Those aren't just a coincidence. God has definitely had a hand in this."Amazing as the Rockies have been, it now comes together. The Colorado Rockies - team of destiny.