Fans wear misspelled tshgirts of Troy Tulowitzki

Fans wear shirts emblazoned with the misspelled surname of Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki that were given away to attendees as the Rockies hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates in Denver on Saturday.

Is it Troy Tulowitzki or Troy Tulowizki?

The Colorado Rockies evidently aren't sure.

The Rockies handed out 15,000 jerseys at Coors Field on Saturday night with the All-Star shortstop's name misspelled.


The club issued a statement apologizing for the mistake that hit the social media barely after the Rockies game with the Pittsburgh Pirates started. In the statement they said they were aware of the mistake but decided to hand them out anyway.

"Acknowledging that many fans came to the game for the jersey, rather than disappoint them, we decided to go ahead and hand them out," the Rockies said.

The mistake reminds me of the television episode of "The '70s Show" in which the characters Fez and Hyde try to sell some Ted Nugent t-shirts that they printed up for a concert. The problem was Fez, who spoke broken English, spelled the name Tad Nugent.

"It's Ted Nugent," Hyde told Fez, who countered, "I know, Tad Nugent."

A few conversations at Coors Field Saturday night likely went something like that.

"Hey man, I think Tulo's name is spelled wrong on your back."

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"No man, Tulo's name is spelled wrong on your back."

"Let's trade."

"OK, fine by me ... sucker."

After all, it is the Mile High City.

In case you really aren't sure, it's Tulowitzki ... I think.

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