DENVER - Saturday was Troy Tulowitzki jersey night at Coors Field, but what the first 15,000 fans got was not what they expected.
The promotional jersey that was given out had a misprint of the All-Star Shortstop’s name. Instead of "Tulowitzki", the jersey had "Tulowizki" above the Rockies' number 2.
The Rockies issued a statement about the jerseys shortly after their distribution. “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.”
According to the team’s Facebook page, the club acknowledged that fans attending Saturday’s game came for the promotional jersey. Rather than disappointing the fans, the jerseys were handed out.
Fans immediately went to social media and expressed mixed feelings about the missing letter. Some were outraged that this sort of mistake could even happen to the team's star player.
Others found humor in the situation joking that the mistake was a symbol of the ball club’s disappointing season.
A few fans even looked to make a quick profit from the mistake and posted their jersey for sale online.
The Rockies have made plans to reproduce the jerseys and will have them available for fans who wish to exchange at a later date in September at Coors Field or the Rockies Dugout Stores. “Fans who do exchange the jersey will receive a complimentary ticket to a future game in 2014 or 2015” according to the Rockies statement.