Are you excited about the new Nike City Connect that will be unveiled by the Colorado Rockies on June 4 against the Atlanta Braves? Well, with every new uniform introduced by the Rockies, that means that one is likely taken out of the rotation. Such is the case with the Nike City Connect jerseys, and the jersey it’s replacing is one that has Rockies fans feeling nostalgic.
With Nike City Connect jerseys on the way, the Colorado Rockies have shelved their black sleeveless uniform top for now.
According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, with the Nike City Connect jerseys being inserted into Colorado’s uniform rotation for the rest of the season, the Colorado Rockies have decided to put aside the black sleeveless uniform tops that have become such a familiar site for the team since they were introduced during the 2005 campaign.
The black vest has been a part of some of Colorado’s most iconic moments on the diamond, including the clinching game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field which secured the 2007 National League title and a spot in the World Series.
While the black vest has been discontinued (for now), the Rockies will still have three other uniforms once the Nike City Connect jerseys join the rotation. Colorado will have the yet-to-be-seen jerseys as well as, according to Harding, “traditional white with purple pinstripes at home, gray on the road and purple top to be worn with either white or gray pants.”
There were plenty of comments on social media about the black vests being put aside, with quite a few of them leaning on the negative side.
If the black vests are to be sacrificed, it puts plenty of pressure on Colorado’s Nike City Connect jerseys to come through in a big way. By the way, did we see a leak of one of the pieces of the Nike City Connect jersey earlier this year?