The Rockies’ season was about far more than its ending

That picture of Nolan Arenado on Father’s Day — roaring as the cut above his eye still bled — encapsulated the 2017 Colorado Rockies.

Through blood, sweat and tears, they believed that they were great. To lose with the passion and belief that the Rockies’ hitters displayed in the Wild Card game was nothing short of spectacular.

That picture of Arenado could be the cover of a boxing movie. He takes the hit and keeps on swinging. His homer in the eighth inning Wednesday night — along with the one by the next batter, Trevor Story — brought the Rockies to within a single run when they looked down for the count.

Of course, even in the movies, the heroes don’t always win.

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