Rockies Players Honour Theatre Shooting Victims

Written By:  •  Monday, July 23, 2012

The Colorado Rockies and their players paid tribute to the victims of the Denver-area movie theatre shooting with a special jersey and on the eye-black of the players.

A jersey crested with “WE REMEMBER” and the number “7-20″ (in reference to July 20th, the date of the attack) hung in the Rockies visitors dugout during their game at San Diego on Saturday.

Rockies players also wrote “7-20″ on their eyeblack during the game and a moment of silence was held at Petco Park prior to the game.

“I’ve reached out to University Hospital where a lot of the injured went and offered anything, not knowing if there is anything we can do. Our thoughts and prayers go out. That’s really all we can do, pray for the families of those that lost somebody and those that have a family member that is in critical or any kind of condition.” – Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort (MLB.com)

It appears as though the Rockies will not wear a memorial patch or armband for this tragedy after the game Saturday.

"CHS" memorial patch worn by the Rockies during 1999 season

In 1999 the team wore a “CHS” patch after the shootings at Columbine High School.

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  • Nathan

    they should have a 7-20 patch

  • Aaron

    Yeah, they probably will have a 7-20 patch at some point, likely when they return home. It seems like the number 20 is an unlucky number for the state of Colorado. First 4-20-99, now 7-20-12. Very eerie but tragic.

  • Moose

    A 720 patch makes a lot of sense, especially since it is one of the two area codes of the Denver area.

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  • ingmar66

    Keeping the special shirt prominently in the dugout for the rest of the season would also be a touching statement.