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Rockies give away 15,000 jerseys with Troy Tulowitzki’s name misspelled

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki jerseys to fans at the team’s game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Unfortunately, in true Rockies fashion, Tulo’s name was misspelled on every single one of them.

The jerseys left out the second T, making the club’s star player’s name “Tulowizki.” Fans’ responses online ranged from good-natured jokes to outright anger.

The Rockies issued a statement about the shirt misspelling:

“The Colorado Rockies offer our sincere apologies to the fans for the misspelling of the Troy Tulowitzki King Soopers jersey that was distributed tonight. The Rockies would also like to apologize to longtime corporate partner King Soopers, who was not involved in the production of the jerseys.

“Acknowledging that many fans came to the game for the jersey, rather than disappoint them, we decided to go ahead and hand them out.

“We have made plans to reproduce the jersey and fans wishing to exchange will be able to do so at a future date (TBD) in September at Coors Field or the Rockies Dugout Stores. In addition, fans exchanging the jersey will receive a complimentary ticket to a future game in 2014 or 2015.”

6 comments

  • Mary

    Since the promotional games were announced before the season began (all the way through the end of the regular season), I’m betting the T-shirts were manufactured overseas, most likely with a “proof sheet” of some sort that contained a diagram of the front and back of the shirt to be created, and possibly with a request to get a “sample” of the finished product ahead of time for verification. IF that is the case – or if the contract did not include a request for a verification sample, the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the Rockies promotional team. Either the promotional group failed to verify their own work (a misspelling on the “proof sheet”) – or the work of the company that stamped the shirts. Perhaps they ought to use a local firm which might have caught the error – and I sincerely hope that the trade-out of the shirts for ones with the correct spelling PLUS the cost of the “free” tickets is considerably more than using a local firm at the outset would have cost them (but I doubt they’ll learn anything from this)!

  • Nick

    People will cry about anything… I wouldn’t trade it in, I would wear it. It’s kind of cool and might even be a collector’s item in the future.

    • annpirie

      That is exactly my thinking, Nick. I see these as collectors’ items with a whole lot more value than if they were correct. What about coins that have mistakes on them. Very valuable so for me, one and one is two.

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