Troy Tulowitzki has played in a Colorado Rockies uniform since 2006. In that uniform, the shortstop has become one of the best players in the league. He has been named an All-Star four times. He has six seasons with at least 20 home runs. He has won two Gold Glove awards and two Silver Slugger awards.
Still, the Rockies organization failed to spell Tulowitzki's last name on 15,000 giveaway jerseys on Saturday.
The organization apologized to its fans in a statement posted on the team's official Facebook page.
The Colorado Rockies offer our sincere apologies to the fans for the misspelling of the Troy Tulowitzki King Soopers jersey that was distributed tonight. The Rockies would also like to apologize to longtime corporate partner King Soopers, who was not involved in the production of the jerseys.
Acknowledging that many fans came to the game for the jersey, rather than disappoint them, we decided to go ahead and hand them out.
We have made plans to reproduce the jersey and fans wishing to exchange will be able to do so at a future date (TBD) in September at Coors Field or the Rockies Dugout Stores. In addition, fans exchanging the jersey will receive a complimentary ticket to a future game in 2014 or 2015.