Originally written April 11, 2013 on Rockies Review:
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BY: MICHAEL PINA, ESPN's TrueHoopThe beginning of a fresh baseball season inspires hope in just about everybody: fans, coaches, players, agents, managers, and owners. Everyone peripherally involved feels hope towards April baseball games in a way that very few aspects of life can equal. Dexter Fowler helped propel the Rockies to a hot start.It’s another chance. No matter how putrid a team was the previous year, by the time Opening Day arrives everyone forgets about it and moves on. The slate is wiped clean. This isn't to say reasonable expectations aren't placed on every single franchise, and that pressure is nonexistent. But for the many teams projected by common sense to fall on their face, the new season is a time to play fearless ball. There’s no anxiousness, only excitement. This is how the Colorado Rockies have approached the 2013 season, and it shows. Microscopic sample size and elementary strength of schedule aside, they’re playing phenomenal baseball, fifth in t...
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