DENVER - The Colorado Rockies will give away 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki collectible player jerseys to fans Saturday night to watch the Rockies play the Pirates — but the jerseys turned out to be collectible for the wrong reason.
Tulowitzki's name is missing a 'T.' It's T-U-L-O-W-I-T-Z-K-I.
The misspelling also extended to Rockies.com -- the thumbnail on the website discussing the jersey giveaway night was also misspelled.
Here's a statement from the Rockies about what happened:
Our sincere apologies to the fans for the misspelling of the Troy Tulowitzki King Soopers jersey that was distributed tonight.
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.
The botched jerseys are already being sold on eBay. As of 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, bidding was at $31!
Check out photos of the jerseys provided to us by 9NEWS viewers here:
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