What a Day, What a Team
On June 3rd the Rockies were 12 games under .500. Today they clinched the wildcard. To call it unlikely is to understate it. There was nothing understated about the post-game celebration.
Our own sports reporter Jesse Kurtz was in the locker room to witness those moments, even report on them. Any of us who've been in the business for a while have found ourselves in the middle of amazing scenes. Have you seen this scene?
Champagne was flowing and flying as the players and coaches and staffers celebrated, In the middle of it all, the media, as welcome as they'll ever be in a sports locker room......players don't get much happier than this, and neither to the newsies who cover them.
I just talked to Jesse. He says it was unbelievable. The only thing he's ever been wrapped up in that topped it was the Rockies wildcard celebration in 2007!
Watch his report on kktv.com..watch as the players sport swim goggles to protect their eyes from the sting of champagne. Watch as Huston Street is interrupted mid-interview to guzzle from a bottle tipped by a teammate right into his mouth...watch Jesse try to maintain his demeanor in the chaos. As always, Jesse does a great job, at his...well, great job.
After all, what could be better than celebrating with the players you watch and follow and curse and yell at, depending on how they're doing. Today they're doing very well indeed, and Jesse got to be there with them. We are all reporters, but we are all human, and often, we're fans. I'm pleased for Jesse that he got to be part of something no one in that locker room, including him, will ever forget.
The Rockies have three more games to try and top it. Chill the champagne....can we get Jesse to LA?
We'll talk again soon.
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