Last year saw MLB teams debut the league’s first edition of City Connect uniforms.
This is something that Nike has done with several other sports but debuted in baseball for the first time. It apparently went over well, as they renewed the idea for the 2022 MLB season.
The Colorado Rockies were not a part of the debuting City Connect uniforms last year. However, they have now debuted their first edition of the uniforms on Friday and these bold uniforms certainly have the MLB world talking.
The Colorado Rockies and Nike have unveiled the team's City Connect uniforms.
The jerseys pay tribute to the Mile High City's snow-capped mountains and evergreen trees 🏔️
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) May 27, 2022
It is an entirely different look from the typical purple that the Rockies usually show in their jerseys.
The reaction to these is very mixed. Some believe that they did a great job of incorporating the culture of Colorado with these uniforms.
— Cody Wudtke (@CodyWudtke) May 27, 2022
— The King Source: All Things Sports With Adam King (@TheKingSource) May 27, 2022
The jerseys are immaculate. The patch on the hat looks like it belongs on the back bumper of a Subaru in a commercial where the voice-over guy reminds you how deficient you are for not driving a Subaru. https://t.co/uikaA8RIc1
— Laura Albanese (@AlbaneseLaura) May 27, 2022
Look like our license plates https://t.co/gy9RcPsxif
— Propane Man (@PropaneMan9) May 27, 2022
Others seem to think that these uniforms missed the mark, and are a bit off compared to the other City Connect uniforms that the MLB has seen.
Man. I want to like these so badly
Green and purple goes incredibly hard but there's just something about them that doesn't do it for me https://t.co/E6Pspel17W
— Doug Greenberg (@DougGreenberg) May 27, 2022
These are terrible https://t.co/MVDS1DcPGj
— Chase Mednick (@ChaseMednick) May 27, 2022
Those are terrible https://t.co/jKxharLtf6
— ⚜️ (@justinreech) May 27, 2022
Whether or not you like the color scheme or design on the jersey, Nike did do their best job of tying in the state of Colorado into these uniforms compared to uniforms of the past.
The green color resembles the license plates in the state, as well as Colorado State University’s team colors. They also incorporated the Rocky Mountains that are prevalent within Colorado — and are the team’s namesake.