See, for me there are two rules when it comes to looking at the standings and watching the scoreboard.
1) It has to be July.
Why July? Because it's usually just past the halfway point and the finish line is finally closer than the starting line. To get worked up about it before that point is a waste of energy for me.
2) The Rockies have to be over .500.
Because how many times has a team under .500 realistically contended for anything? Be over .500 and you're almost always in a position to matter.
So that's how that breaks down.