Which Colorado Rockies jersey should I buy?
This question has been on my mind lately since I’m a transplant to Colorado and I’m looking to buy a Colorado Rockies shirsey (a T-shirt that looks like a jersey). So, I decided to create a guide for others when they’re buying their jersey on MLB.com.
Below are the official rules when picking a Rockies jersey:
1) No Retired Players
2) On-the-Field Success
The name on the back of our jersey needs to play above-average baseball for the next few seasons.
How long will the players stick around Denver? This category is subjective, as most of us still have Troy Tulowitzki (and Jay Cutler) jerseys stored in our closets.
4) Off-the-Field Funness
Does this player stay out of the limelight? Or, if he’s in the limelight, is this player making baseball fun again?
Without further ado, welcome to the 2016 Ultimate Guide to Buying a Rockies Shirsey/Jersey.
If you’re optimistic CarGo won’t be traded soon, pick Carlos Gonzalez.
CarGo is an easy choice for a jersey, but he is involved in trade rumors at the moment. He has a great swing, and his home run balls are majestic. Fun fact: if his number was 2, he could have the nickname “Car2Go” and become the spokesman for the Car2Go app.
If you’re looking for the safest bet, pick Nolan Arenado.
An early front-runner for the NL MVP award, this is another easy choice. He’s also not going anywhere soon, as he’s under contract through 2019. Also, have you seen him with a glove?
If you thought he looked sexy without the glove, wait until you see him make plays like this (go to the 2:10 mark):
If you follow all the popular trends on Twitter (or love terrible puns), pick Trevor Story.
Trevor Story is a great story (pun intended). He has regressed since his hot start, but he’s still a young player with a lot of upside.
If you’re a hipster, pick Charlie Blackmon.
His beard is beautiful, which attracts all of Denver’s hipsters. Another fan favorite, he’s one of the best center-fielders on the hypothetical trade market.
If your favorite player isn’t on MLB.com, so you customize your jersey to represent your favorite player, pick Gerardo Parra.
His jersey is not on MLB.com, but it should be. His left arm is a cannon, and one time he brought an accordion to the ballpark.