In other words, it was just another day at Coors Field.
On July 26, the Rockies botched all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's last name on 15,000 T-shirts given away to the first fans showing up for the game -- spelling it as "Tulowizki."The organization offered an exchange for correctly spelled T-shirts at the team's store shortly thereafter, although some fans may hang on to the incorrect version as an accurate memento for a shitty season. The embarrassment didn't stop there.
During Tuesday night's game, Rockies fan Cory Rox tweeted out a picture of a collector's cup featuring the misspelled name of third baseman Nolan Arenado. The cup, which promotes bobblehead nights at Coors Field, gives each player a nickname. Arenado's nickname on the cup, "Golden Arendo," would've been just fine if his name were actually spelled like that.
To recap: In a two-week span during this snowballing failure of a season, the Rockies organization misspelled the same amount of player names as the team has wins -- two (although the team beat the Cubs last night...hooray). This comes on the heels of owner Dick Monfort telling an unsatisfied fan (who was only responding to a post-game survey) that if his team's product and stadium experience aren't up to par, "then don't come." Monfort also told a different fan that "maybe Denver doesn't deserve a franchise" via e-mail. He's since apologized.
The latest spelling error is minor in the grand scheme of things. But when added to the long list of front-office fuck ups this year, it only strengthens the perception of aloofness associated with a franchise that has zero division titles in its 23 years of existence.