The Colorado Rockies may be having a disappointing season, but that doesn’t mean the team can’t still have some fun at the expense of their rookies.
After finishing a three-game set at the Los Angeles Dodgers and heading up the California coast to begin a three-game series against the Giants in San Francisco, the Colorado Rockies rookies were informed they would be wearing special-made cockroach costumes for the flight.
Now, for those who don’t why the cockroach may be the choice costume, the Rockies adopted the “Las Cucarachas” mindset in mid-August as a way to bring a little levity into a long, frustrating season. According to Ryan McMahon in this article, the cucaracha is meant to be seen as “a grinder” and something that simply doesn’t give up. The mindset took hold with players flashing the cucaracha sign often (as you can see Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado doing as the photo that accompanies this article).
On Sunday, more than a month later, this is the costume donned by the Rockies rookies on their way to San Francisco.
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And yes, as you can see, there was an exterminator along for the flight as well. Now we know that the Rockies believe strongly in the fun that the cucaracha mindset has brought along this season, so we’re guessing the exterminator just ignored the big brown costumes surrounding him.
If you’re looking for a better view of what the cockroach costume looked like, Rockies pitcher German Marquez was documenting the day on his Instagram account. Check out his view of Josh Fuentes who looks to be caught between smiling and thinking, “When exactly will this be over with?”
With just six games left in the Rockies season, it’s good to see that the players are still having some fun and enjoying their time together.