Yesterday, the Rockies traded Greg Reynolds for Jim Tracy’s kid, completing the Tracy family triangle (Tracy’s other son, Mark, is already in the Rockies’ system). It appears that the bond between the Rox and Tracy is stronger than previously thought. Other than it being for Chad Tracy, this deal is noteworthy because it marks the end of another failed first round pick, Greg Reynolds. Hopefully, he’ll find some success with Texas, but the Rox recent first round track record has become shameful.
The trade of Reynolds is the most significant Rockies’ transaction in the last week. In other words, it’s been a boring week. My theory is that O’Dowd is caught up in Tebow-mania along with the rest of Denver (6-22?!). However, there is one Rockies’ news item that I feel is worthy of a few hundred words on Blake Street. According to Troy Renck, the Rox will unveil new road uniforms in 2012 and gone are the purple pinstripes.
Personally, I’m a little sad to see the pinstripes go. Sure, pinstripes are far from original, but I’m pretty sure that purple pinstripes are about as original as it gets. Plus, they just look sharp. When compared to the old school Rockies road greys, I’ll take the purple pinstripes all day. But, surely, the organization is going to come up with something that looks a little better than the original road uniforms.
Of course, I can’t fault the Rox for changing up the unis. It’s doubtful that they’ll ever change the home uniform. It’s basically an instant classic. However, the road uniform, and the alternates are something they can play with a little. Most importantly, the jersey wearers among us will have to go get the new Tulo road uniform and that puts dollars in the teams’ pocket. Still, I’m going to miss those purple pinstripes.
So, loyal readers of Blake Street, what are your thoughts on the uniform change? Mistake? Money grab? Welcomed change?