Rockies' new color of purple drawing mixed reviews in clubhouse

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The color purple - not bluish like a concord grape, and definitely not violet - is on the Rockies' minds this spring.In case you haven't noticed, the club has updated its purple to a lighter shade. The Rockies are searching for a consistent...

Rockies' new color of purple drawing mixed reviews in clubhouse

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The color purple - not bluish like a concord grape, and definitely not violet - is on the Rockies' minds this spring.

In case you haven't noticed, the club has updated its purple to a lighter shade. The Rockies are searching for a consistent hue that will be used on everything from game jerseys, caps and T-shirts, to protective gear, alternative jerseys, jackets and hoodies.

Reaction in the clubhouse at Salt River Field has been mixed.

Right-hander Jon Gray, who has high hopes of be an ace pitching purple innings eater this season, is thrilled with the new look.

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"I love it! It's really purple, it's unique," Gray said. "Make it purple, not navy. Let's go."

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is more skeptical.

"I don't know …" said LeMahieu, a bit of caution in his voice. "I guess I'm still waiting to see. I guess I'm still used to the older color. I'll give it some time, but my first reaction is not good."

All-star right fielder Carlos Gonzalez appears to be on board. The new purple is a better match to his customized purple cleats with his No. 5 emblazoned on them.

"It is cool … it's lighter," he said. "When we played night games (the old jerseys) looked more like blue."

Right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis' response was short and sweet: "It's purple, that's for sure. That's all I got."

Veteran Ian Desmond, getting a fresh start with the Rockies as a first baseman, is all in.

"I love it, it looks great," he said. "It's a new year, it's 2017, it's a new page, a new uni."

Rockies manager Bud Black is a fan of the new color.

"I dig it. I do. I dig the color," Black said. "I'm on board. What I found is that with the lighting it really maintains its hue. It doesn't change different shades."

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