If you haven’t heard, or haven’t seen it yet – the Rockies’ color change has stirred some extreme responses.
For clarification, the organization has changed their color from one shade of purple… To another shade of purple. The Rockies color change went from a deeper more “blueish” purple, to a little more identifiably more “purpley” color.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) February 15, 2017
The organization justified the Rockies color change for a simple reason: Rockies director of retail operations Aaron Heinrich told Thomas Harding of MLB.com “Just watching us on games, at different parks [the color] looked different based on the lighting in the ballpark.” He continued, “In some ballparks, it looked like we were wearing blue. In some ballparks in was a dark purple.”
Riveting moments in sports history folks.
BREAKING: MAJOR change within the Rockies organization. They have settled on a new shade of purple pic.twitter.com/WDUbEumE67
— Sports A Mile High (@SportsAMileHigh) January 31, 2017
How this affects their gameplay, I have no idea. I’m not particularly a fan of baseball. What I AM a fan of is quippy twitter remarks:
— Benjamin Crane (@bendcrane) January 31, 2017
— Eric Jones (@EJ_Nazty) February 17, 2017
@sportslogosnet as someone who's color blind, this hurts my eyes. I can tell the difference but it messes with my eyes. ?
— Dylan Nadwodny (@dnadders) January 31, 2017
.@sportslogosnet I see a blue dress…
— Thomas (@tommy_t_256) January 31, 2017
— Niko Lazar Strzepek (@nikolazar) January 31, 2017
@sportslogosnet can't go wrong with "more purpley"
— James W. Hess (@jwhess01) January 31, 2017
@SportsAMileHigh Everybody buy new hats and t-shirts quick!
— Joe Schmidt (@joebuffs22) February 1, 2017
Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis’ response was plain and simple: “It’s purple, that’s for sure. That’s all I got.”
Granted the color is a bit lighter, and definitely purple. But in my honest opinion it’s not all that different. Maybe it’s my eyes? What do you think?