Comment of the Day

Reader: Nice Try, but These Uniforms Won't Distract Us From Rockies' Record

While Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort seems to care about green only as the color of money, it works for his team's new City Connect jerseys. That's Conor McCormick-Cavanagh's assessment of the new jerseys, displayed by four of the Rockies players — Connor Joe, hometown hero Kyle Freeland, German Marquez and Ryan McMahon — on Loveland Pass.

The MLB launched its City Connect program in 2021 as a way to mix up alternate uniforms for teams. So these won't be the primary outfits for the Rockies; those remain the purple and white uniforms. The Rockies will first wear the jerseys officially on Saturday, June 4, in a game against the Atlanta Braves.

But in the meantime, in the Westword Facebook post of the Rockies' City Connect reveal, there's plenty of discussion of the new look...and Colorado license plates. Says John:
Mediocre softball league, lotsa beer, good times!
Adds Otis:
Looks hideous! They’re like a single-A minor league baseball team uniform or a beer-league softball team uniform.... Well, at least Dinger, the worst mascot in team sports, will be back to its original color from 200 million years ago.
Suggests Vanessa:
They look like walking Colorado license plates. Perhaps the DMV designed them?
Asks Kenneth:
I wonder if they have a red version? Ya know, for rentals!
Comments Steven:
They look like a carton of menthol Winston Salems.
Observes Todd:
Losing teams always pull out the gimmicks.... Nice try, but it won't distract us from the fact that the Rockies are still bad at baseball.
Adds Sean:
These are as hideous as the attempts the Monforts have made to become a winning organization. I guess we should just #EmbraceTheSuck.
Concludes Craig:
The Monforts have never actually attempted to make the Rockies a winning organization. They're just milking the cash cow and being as cheap as possible.
What do you think of the new uniforms? The Rockies in general? Their owners? Post a comment or share your thoughts at [email protected]