On Saturday night, the Rockies overcame a six-run deficit to the Mets in the early innings and then mounted another comeback in the ninth and won the game. In doing so, they laid glorious claim to the Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship.
Wait, the "Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship"? What's that? That, friends, is this ...
The Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship, inspired by the valorous glories of professional wrestling, is back for a second season.
The defending World Series champ starts the regular season with the belt. From there, here are our rules.
1. A team must win a series from the champion to take the belt. One game isn't going to cut it, considering it's a 162-game season and teams all view the season in terms of series.
2. If the belt-holder splits a series (two- or four-game series), it retains. Much like on a draw in boxing or a count-out situation in pro wrestling, you don't get the belt unless you actually beat the champion. A tie isn't good enough.
3. If, at the end of the regular season, the belt-holder does not make the playoffs -- and due to the dynamics of this thing, that scenario is entirely plausible -- said team will be stripped of the title for not qualifying for the postseason. Then the winner of the playoffs -- the World Series -- takes the belt and the title into the offseason.
So how did the Rockies defy the odds? On the cusp of defeat, they scored a stunning reversal. Check out these official MLB highlights ...
A stunning reversal indeed!
The Rox were of course tasked with winning three out of four against the belt-and-title-holding Mets, and they took care of business in a span of three games. For their efforts, the Rockies now possess the coveted 10 pounds of gold.
And now let us cast our unworthy eyes upon the Roll Call of Honor ...
|Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Champion||2014 title reign|
|March 31 - April 4|
|April 5 - April 14|
|April 15 - April 23|
|April 24 - May 2|
|May 3 - Present|
Next up for the newly crowned champs from Colorado? A two-game home set against the Rangers. At stake? The Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship ...