Colorado Rockies: Mock the Rox, or Rock the Mock? It’s turtleneck time
The Colorado Rockies have a new look again. First it was an adjustment in their tone of purple, then it was taking the pinstripes off the pants. Now, it’s kind of a joke.
Whether your mock the Colorado Rockies look or want to rock it with them, the mock turtleneck is a LOOK that is sweeping the Colorado clubhouse. It’s not necessarily widespread as a trend but it is busty … and not just around the neck. It’s helped several Rockies bust their slumps … or at least that’s what they think.
"“It started with Tiger Woods winning on the Sunday (at the Masters) and Desi (Ian Desmond) started repping it,” Garett Hampson said to Rox Pile. “So if you see somebody going through it (a slump), you’ll probably see them wear it.”"
Hampson, like many Rockies, is from a warm weather climate and Denver is anything but that in April. Well …. on some days. But that really isn’t the main reason the Rockies are wearing it. It’s just an excuse to do so.
"“Last game I wore it was my first game back from the injured list and I had that good game in Philly,” McMahon told Rox Pile. “We had lost two games so I was like screw it, cut the sleeves off and we won so it was sick.”"
"“If it’s cold outside, it’s a good look. I thought Mac looked a little different,” Hampson said, laughing about the cutoff sleeves and turtleneck."
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But McMahon, ever a student of the game, knows he’s not alone in baseball high fashion.
"“I saw Chipper Jones do it so that’s sick. He was one of my favorites,” McMahon said."
McMahon is having his finest season yet as a youngster for the Rockies. Like the Hall of Famer Jones, he’s a natural third baseman but he’s been shifted to second and first. He has adapted well, carrying a sound bat to boot.
"“It just needs to work, doesn’t matter how good it looks,” McMahon said. “As soon as it stops working, it’s gone”"
With temps near freezing this week against the Giants, you know what McMahon will be rocking … and that’s his new mock.
"“I’m getting a new one for tonight with sleeves because it’s going to be fricken cold,” he said."