The next stop in our examination of Major League Baseball hats takes us to the Mile High City. The Colorado Rockies have had the same everyday look since their inaugural season in 1993, but, in this case, there isn’t anything wrong with that. In addition to the everyday hats, the Rockies rolled out a pair of new caps in November to go with their current ensemble and they both look fantastic.
The standard hats the Rockies wear utilize the staggered CR logo with a black crown and a purple squatchee. The logo has purple block lettering with a silver outline. The big difference between the two hats is the color of the bill. The home cap is a solid color with a black bill, while the road cap has a purple bill.
The 2018 batting practice cap that was announced in November sticks with the solid black crown and bill, but goes with a black squatchee. The logo is changed to an outline of the Rocky Mountain logo that has a blue baseball flying from the middle bottom to the upper right of the mountains. The Colorado state flag replaces the mountain print as the background. The use of the state flag is a good look because it gives a stark contrast against the black hat, and it’s a refreshing change from the purple. The colors change from purple and white to red, yellow and blue against white mountains.
As part of the team’s 25th anniversary celebration, the Rockies will have an alternate home hat for the 2018 season. This cap has the same solid black color and CR logo, but nixes all purple and goes with a solid silver logo and squatchee. In addition to the silver logo, there is a 25th anniversary patch with a purple mountain range and reads in silver, “25, Colorado Rockies, 1993-2018,” on the right side of the cap. The silver logo is a sharp look against the black crown and another solid change from the purple.
The Rockies have always had a sharp look, especially with the two-toned black and purple hat. That being said, the batting practice hat is the best look of the group. Granted, it doesn’t specifically use the normal Rockies colors, but the stark colors pop against the black crown. If I were a Rockies fan, or was even just from Colorado, this is the hat I would add to my collection.
Photo by Brigham Berthold