|The Rockies use the altitude as an excuse.|
BY: TOM OLSON
The Denver Bears and Denver Zephyrs played baseball at altitude and played the game with success. The City of Denver (as far as I know) has not shrunk in height over the years, as some older people do. It is still the same altitude now as it has always been.
The climate has probably changed since the Denver Bears and Denver Zephyrs played baseball. But, hey, climate change, that is for the politicians to debate till they are blue or red in the face. I am not going to get into the climate. I am not a politician, in fact I hate politics.
The facts are: 22 years prior to the Colorado Rockies being born here in Denver, the winning percentage for professional baseball in Denver was .525. The Colorado Rockies winning percentage (including up to 7-27-2014) is .470. That is a huge difference folks.