All right baseball fans, it looks like the days of purple with the Arizona Diamondbacks are over.
D-Backs changing their colors
Team expected to dump the purple, bring on the red
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 1, 2006
Red is the new purple.
The Diamondbacks are expected to unveil new colors and uniforms at the end of this season, replacing the organization's signature purple with a brick red and tan color scheme that will give the team a makeover heading into its 10th season in existence.
Specifics of the club's new look, first reported by ESPN.com earlier this week after a team shop employee apparently leaked word of the changes to the Web site, could not be confirmed by the organization because of baseball's regulations.
“Major League Baseball rules prohibit us from providing any details regarding proposed uniform or branding changes,” Diamondbacks Executive Vice President Derrick Hall said. “But I can confirm that there will be some changes for next season and that we are extremely excited about those changes.”
Rules prevent an unveiling from taking place before the end of the World Series.
The club's current colors date to 1995, when Arizona was granted an expansion team and announced that its colors would be turquoise, copper, black and purple.
Turquoise and copper are Arizona colors, while purple was a favorite of Jerry Colangelo, the Suns president who was then the Diamondbacks' managing general partner.
The club is expected to tie in the new red color to the state, according to a league source. The red will be a “Sedona red,” conjuring images of the area's picturesque red rocks.
Personally, I believe this is just another slap by the new management at Jerry Colangelo.