They’re one of the hottest teams in the history of postseason baseball, and the owner of the Colorado Rockies is making no mistake about which team – the Red Sox or the Indians – he’d rather face in the World Series.
"I would love to play Boston, but if we play Cleveland, that's fine,” Rockies owner Dick Monfort told the Denver Post. "Whoever they send our way, we will play them."
Monfort’s wish, of course, stems from the contentious relationship between the Rockies and Red Sox front offices, dating back to 2005 when the Sox backed out of a deal – after agreeing to one in principle - that would have landed them Larry Bigbie in exchange for Kelly Shoppach and Adam Stern.
"I am very, very disappointed in how the Red Sox handled the situation," the Post recalls owner Charlie Monfort saying at the time. "I will talk with the commissioner (Bud Selig), believe me. World champions? If that's what it takes to be a world champion, then people are right, we may never be one, because we don't operate and treat other organizations like that."
Of course, much has been made of the Rockies’ intent to recruit players with a certain “Christian” character. So if God is on Colorado’s side, would the Red Sox even stand a chance?
Speaking of the Rockies, in an idea that we can only assume hasn’t been done before, the Post has been providing its readers with daily fold-up paper dolls of Colorado’s star players. Just insert Tab A into Slot B and enjoy. This may be the only instance in which you get the Rockies to fold.