Unassuming Tracy ideal fit for Rockies

Since taking charge in late May, manager has led an amazing turnaround in Colorado

Originally Published: September 21, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

A year ago this time, there were no wild-card races in Jim Tracy's life.

There were no standings to check. No lineup cards to fill out. No network broadcast crews waiting to pick his brain.

A year ago this time, Jim Tracy couldn't possibly have envisioned this magical 2009 chapter in his baseball life.

But that's why baseball is still the greatest reality show going. Sometimes, the best times in a man's life and career show up when nobody sees them coming. And who could ...

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