April 6, 2008
When the Diamondbacks arrived in Denver on Thursday they were well aware that they would be facing the Colorado Rockies in their home opener. I’m sure they also expected that there would be some recognition for the Rockies accomplishments from last season. I am not sure anyone expected that the Rockies would plan a celebration before every game during this series. It’s one thing to commemorate the 2007 and their first trip to the World Series but it is something else completely to drag that celebration on over the course of three days. Even in 2002 after the Diamondbacks had won the World Series they had Opening Day with the unveiling of the World Series banner and the day after when the players received their World Championship rings.