Colorado Rockies Twitter account ‘fans’ of Cubs, Pirates

Colorado Rockies' Pat Valaika, back, celebrates with Gerardo Parra (8) after hitting a two-run home run. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Like millions of people, the Colorado Rockies are fans of baseball, but, now that the playoff picture slowly comes into focus, their fanaticism has extended toward two National League opponents: the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Rockies twitter bio reads: “We are a Major League Baseball team. Fan of the @Cubs and @Pirates, currently.”

‘Currently’ is the key word here.

The Rockies have recently situated themselves in the second wild card spot in the National League, one game up on the Milwaukee Brewers and a game and a half up on the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the midst of a four-game losing streak, it appears as though the team — rather its social media accounts — has taken to cheering for, instead, the teams that are chasing them in the standings.

The Cubs are doing their part to help the struggling Colorado team after they took the first game in a four-game set against the Brewers on Thursday, while the Pirates are set to open a three-game series against the Cardinals on Friday.

But how long will the Rockies remain fans of their two frequent opponents? Just ask the Cincinnati Reds who were featured in the Rockies bio as recently as yesterday but got bumped for the Pirates after they got swept by St. Louis earlier in the week.

As to who the Rockies will be fans of (currently) next all depends on how this playoff race plays out.