By Matthew Curtis | Enzian Theater October 17, 2007 at 2:45AM
Just how good are these guys? A mere month ago the Colorado Rockies were buried in last place in their mediocre division, barely hovering over the .500 mark. Since then they have been unstoppable, putting together one of the greatest and most unbelievable winning streaks in the history of baseball. After being just one pitch away from being eliminated from the playoffs late in the season, the team has reeled off a mind-boggling 21 wins in the last 22 games. This includes a Wild Card tiebreaker play-in game against the Padres, and series sweeps against both the Phillies and the Diamondbacks. They are the first NL team to go 7 - 0 to open the playoffs since The Big Red Machine, the 1976 Cincinatti Reds team that had one Hall of Famer after another and is considered one of the greatest teams of all time.
They're doing it with one potential MVP candidate (Matt Holliday), timely hitting, great defense, excellent pitching, and a bunch of guys most sports fans have never heard of (besides Todd Helton, who's been there forever and finally gets a shot at the World Series). Every game there seems to be a different hero, and this team doesn't beat themselves. They now have a record 8 days off until the Series begins, and whether it's the Tribe or the Bosox, you've got to be nuts if you consider Colorado the underdog--which of course they will be since the AL team has the extra home game and is always the favorite lately. But I wouldn't bet against them...these guys have some scary mojo workin' overtime.