Sep 27, 2023 - Sports

Colorado Rockies fans sound off on historic losing season

Colorado Rockies fans at Coors Field on Sept. 13. Photo: RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado Rockies fans at Coors Field on Sept. 13. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado Rockies annual ticket holder Cory Johnson looked out toward Coors Field from his seats behind home plate and summarized this season in one word: "Frustrating."

  • "And more of the same," he told John.

State of play: The Colorado Rockies 30th anniversary season is certainly historic β€” for all the wrong reasons.

  • The team reached 100 losses for the first time in franchise history in a blowout loss Tuesday to the Los Angeles Dodgers β€” the epitome of a brutal season.
  • The previous low-water mark: 98 losses in 2012.

By the numbers: Since their 1993 debut, the Rockies have ranked as the third-worst team among 30 in the Major Leagues.

  • This year, the team ranks first in the National League for most strikeouts (1,464) and gave up a club-record 13 runs in one inning as part of the franchise's worst loss (25-1 against the Los Angeles Angels in June) in history.

Flashback: Team owner Dick Monfort suggested ahead of the start of the season the team could finish .500 β€” a comment that fans ridiculed as evidence of his out-of-touch leadership.

What they're saying: "It's pretty sad," said Art Halprin, who shares season tickets with a friend and attended Tuesday's game. "It's been a rough season."

The intrigue: Halprin, who came to the team's third-ever game in Denver, said he'll keep season tickets for a while, despite the losing record.

  • "What's probably going to go sooner for me are my Broncos season tickets," he added.
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