May 24, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) and hitting coach Blake Doyle (25) congratulate shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) on a home run against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies to exchange jerseys for misspelling 'Tulowitzki'

I know I’ve had my share of issues spelling Troy Tulowitzki correctly. Not his first name, but his last name. I now know I’m far from the only one.

The Colorado Rockies had a promotion featuring jerseys acknowledging their All-Star shortstop. But something was amiss. Rockies pitcher and Tulowitzki teammate Brett Anderson will tell us. And show us.

The team issued the following statement via its Facebook page:

The Colorado Rockies offer our sincere apologies to the fans for the misspelling of the Troy Tulowitzki King Soopers jersey that was distributed tonight. The Rockies would also like to apologize to longtime corporate partner King Soopers, who was not involved in the production of the jerseys.

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 addition of a complimentary ticket is a classy move by an organization that has had its share of PR blunders to cover as of late, most of which have been aimed at owner Dick Monfort and a few “foot-in-mouth” episodes.

As you would figure, there were comments asking the organization to about apologize for the team’s performance. There was the expected railing or two for misspelling their star player’s name. There were, however, also a few off the wall comments. Here’s my favorite.

“Monfort wouldn’t pay for spellcheck?”

Well, the only thing about this comment: spell check is two words, not one. Must be an employee of the company that produced the jerseys?

(Call to Thomas Harding on Twitter: @harding_at_mlb)

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