Rockies Last in Division, First in Misspelling Names of Team's Players

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Can you spot the latest misspelling? More photos below.
This week, the Colorado Rockies lost another player to injury, gave up a game-winning home run to a rookie (the Cubs' Javier Baez) making his major league debut and misspelled another of its star player's names in the latest poorly edited promotional effort.

In other words, it was just another day at Coors Field.

See also: Photos: Twenty Most Memorable Colorado Rockies Suck Memes

On July 26, the Rockies botched all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's last name on 15,000 T-shirts given away to the first fans showing up for the game -- spelling it as "Tulowizki."

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Rockies management said they were aware of misspelling Tulowitzki's name on July 26 but didn't want to disappoint fans who came anticipating free shirts.
The organization offered an exchange for correctly spelled T-shirts at the team's store shortly thereafter, although some fans may hang on to the incorrect version as an accurate memento for a shitty season.

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One meme-maker's response to the Tulo gaffe.
The embarrassment didn't stop there.

During Tuesday night's game, Rockies fan Cory Rox tweeted out a picture of a collector's cup featuring the misspelled name of third baseman Nolan Arenado. The cup, which promotes bobblehead nights at Coors Field, gives each player a nickname. Arenado's nickname on the cup, "Golden Arendo," would've been just fine if his name were actually spelled like that.

To recap: In a two-week span during this snowballing failure of a season, the Rockies organization misspelled the same amount of player names as the team has wins -- two (although the team beat the Cubs last night...hooray). This comes on the heels of owner Dick Monfort telling an unsatisfied fan (who was only responding to a post-game survey) that if his team's product and stadium experience aren't up to par, "then don't come." Monfort also told a different fan that "maybe Denver doesn't deserve a franchise" via e-mail. He's since apologized.

The latest spelling error is minor in the grand scheme of things. But when added to the long list of front-office fuck ups this year, it only strengthens the perception of aloofness associated with a franchise that has zero division titles in its 23 years of existence.

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שרי אורדאז
שרי אורדאז

If I ever click on one of your links and it send me to download a damn app, I'll get rid of you.

Roger Knutson
Roger Knutson

They should hire me I know how to use spell check

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Extreme amount of laziness in that Marketing Department

Bob Dobbs
Bob Dobbs

Worst ownership in pro sports.

John Pinnick
John Pinnick

^reely? thsncks fore corectin me tiping.

Jesse Mann
Jesse Mann

why even have a team here anymore sell it to some rich guy who will treat it like a real responsibility

Blake Troutman
Blake Troutman

so ridiculous. how does this happen? Oh yea, ownership is awful

John Pinnick
John Pinnick

Well they blew that from the beginning. Should of been "Goldenado Day" but instead it ended up being "Golden Arendo"? Their attention to detail is outstanding, on and off the field. Gina Tafoya Fitzgerald

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