Colorado stands at a crossroads

Originally Published: October 28, 2007
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

DENVER -- Sometime during the night, like when the Rockies put up a run with a Brad Hawpe homer to lead off the seventh inning and followed their first run of the game with a one-out single that chased Manny Delcarmen from the mound, the Last Stand of the Colorado Rockies, long anticipated, was realized.

Winning as many games as Colorado did during its amazing late-calendar run, the Rockies couldn't have allowed a magical season to end without one final charge.

For moments, ...

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