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The Colorado Rockies deserve their fair share of criticismIt's time for a little rant.When I started this blog, it was because I felt that I had different viewpoints on the Colorado Rockies than many of the people who were commenting on Denver Post articles, or in other forums on the internet. It was my way to express my viewpoints, and in-turn, give others like myself an avenue to see some different Rockies perspectives.Over the course of time, as the Rockies have gone from good, to mediocre, to bad, to really bad and have started the road to recovery. I have read plenty of blogs. Many are very good. Purple Row, the biggest Rockies blog, is a phenomenal blog full of more information than most people have time to digest. Other blogs are full of bias and can't see their team objectively. My goal was to provide a viewpoint different than a fan, who falls in love with every player and dismisses their faults, and provide an honest look at the Rockies from someone who follows eve...
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