Best new use for purple (2000)

Colorado Rockies' new uniforms

With splashy baseball stadia debuting in Houston, San Francisco and Seattle, Coors Field looks ever more elegantly understated. And so do the Rox, who rolled out several new uniforms this season. The team retired its boring gray road togs for ones with purple pinstripes that are equal parts color and class. An alternate home and road jersey, in deep purple, is as visually powerful as any Larry Walker blast to the upper decks. After last season's devastatingly ugly "21st century" jerseys, these new threads give hope that even if the Rockies can't pitch well, they can play with style.


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