Last season, Major League Baseball and Nike introduced the City Connect collection of uniforms. Seven were rolled out in 2021 (including three in the National League West with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants all showing off their new looks). While the Colorado Rockies were not part of the initial rollout, the plan is reportedly that every MLB team will have its City Connect uniform unveiled before the end of the 2023 season.
While the Colorado Rockies haven’t had their complete City Connect uniform unveiled yet, did we get a sneak peek of the color scheme for the uniform that might be to come?
What a pair of socks might tell us about the City Connect uniform coming for the Colorado Rockies
While we don’t know if this is a “real leak” or not, a pair of socks with a purple and forest green starting circulating around social media on Saturday. The color scheme itself piqued plenty of interest.
Again, we don’t know if this pair of socks is really part of the upcoming City Connect uniform for the Rockies, but the color scheme is significant as forest green is seemingly introduced into the mix. The color is not currently part of the Colorado color scheme (which, of course, centers around purple). However, the forest green has been connected to the Rockies plenty of times in the past, including as the main color for the jerseys worn by the National League in the festivities leading up to the 1998 All-Star Game held at Coors Field.
Rockies fans have been hoping for some time that forest green and its tie-in to the nature around the Centennial State (including the small forest growing just beyond the center field fence at 20th and Blake) would be a part of Colorado’s color scheme. The City Connect uniforms have already shown that they can divert from a team’s normal colors (as evidenced by the blue and gold uniforms donned by the Boston Red Sox last season that honors The Boston Marathon and Patriots’ Day).
While we don’t know when Colorado’s City Connect uniform will be revealed or if forest green will actually be a part of it, the initial reaction by Rockies fans to a pair of socks seemed to indicate that they would be receptive to a new look.