A bit over a week ago, the April 9 Colorado Rockies home-opener performance solicited boos from their once adoring fans.
As they continued their opening day meltdown their poor performance initiated an exodus from Coors Field by the home team crowd. Just a week later the Rockies continue their rocky start winning some and most recently, losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday and to the San Diego Padres on Monday, 7-1.
A home town footnote for fans — Rockies player and fellow Coloradan Chase Headley, who has a .302 average, attended high school in Fountain, Colo. in the Fort Carson area.
In MLS: The Colorado Rapids lost to the Seattle Sounders in the northwest team’s backyard on Sunday, losing 1-0. In April 2011, Rapids mid fielder Brian Mullan broke Sounders Steve Zakuani’s leg during a slide tackle resulting in a 10-game suspension for Mullan, the longest in MLS history, and the wrath of many soccer fans. Twenty-something Zakuani has since faced numerous surgeries, but has not yet returned to play.
In the NBA: The Denver Nuggets have elated their fans by defeating the Houston Rockets, 105-102.
In MLB: The Los Angeles Dodgers have registered some positive press with a 9-1 record to date, the very best record since the 1981 season and their appearance and victory in the World Series.
In boxing: By now it is common boxing fans’ knowledge that “Mile High Mike,” Mike Alvarado beat his opponent, Mauricio Herrera (17-1, 7 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas. After a 10-round unanimous decision, Alvarado’s current record remains undefeated at 33-0. After Saturday’s big victory, Alvarado hopes to acquire a fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.