Rockies City Connect Uniforms Are the Color of Money

While Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort seems to care only about green as the color of money, it works for his team’s new City Connect jerseys.

Four of the Rockies players – Connor Joe, hometown hero Kyle Freeland, German Marquez and Ryan McMahon – posed for photos in the new uniforms on Loveland Pass

The design shows the Rocky Mountains covered in green, with “Colorado” across the front in white, making the jersey look like a well-placed ad for the state’s license plate. A purple Nike swoosh – an homage to the purple mountains – sits above the peaks as the green dips downward, fully covering the pants, which have a purple pinstripe on the side. The white baseball belt highlights the snowcapped mountains.

click to enlarge These hats are dope.  - COURTESY OF THE ROCKIES

These hats are dope.

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The hats are a tribute to Colorful Colorado, with an emblem of the purple Rocky Mountains and a perfectly blue sky with “CO” in the middle encircled by red, yellow and blue rings. The rest of the hat alternates green and white. The jerseys, too, have “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” four-color stitching that’s only visible when the shirts are untucked.

click to enlarge These patches are kind of weird.  - COURTESY OF THE ROCKIES

These patches are kind of weird.

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Perhaps the only corny aspect of the jersey is a bright-yellow patch with a vertical “ROX” next to a double black diamond symbol, “5280” and the exact latitude and longitude coordinates for Coors Field.

The MLB launched its City Connect program in 2021 as a way to mix up alternate uniforms for teams. So these will not 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, against the Atlanta Braves

Still, we’re thankful that the new jerseys look better than some of the other City Connect options to come out so far. The San Francisco Giants City Connect jerseys, for example, look like jerseys for a Creamsicle-themed children’s traveling baseball team. And the Boston Red Sox City Connect uniforms, which are powder blue and yellow, look like UCLA jerseys.

At its core, the City Connect program is just a merchandising money grab by the MLB and its teams. But if we’re going to be suckers, let’s at least be suckers for a good product, which is the case here.

However, Twitter user Josh Handzer did suggest one edit that could make the jerseys even better: slapping a big ol ‘Coors Light logo on the front, blue mountains and all.

Play ball!

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