The Colorado Rockies are now officially represented in the Hall of Fame by a living, breathing human being... only it's not a baseball player (it's Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed), and it's not the Baseball Hall of Fame (it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland).
On February 26, the Rock Hall will open a special Legends of Rock exhibit to the public that includes Guns N' Roses memorabilia like one of Slash's top hats and a pair of his old Converse high tops, a plaid sleeveless shirt from notorious frontman Axl Rose, and... a Colorado Rockies jersey, courtesy of keyboardist Dizzy Reed, according to WRIF.
How about that?!
Of course, GnR was originally inducted into the Rock Hall in 2012, but Reed (and Rose) never showed up to the ceremony. There's a Rockies road trip joke in there somewhere.
On at least one level, it seems there's a reason Reed gave the Rock Hall a Rockies jersey: even though he was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, he was raised in Colorado, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. That said, by the mid-1980s, he was in Los Angeles pursuing a music career—long before the Rockies were around.
Either way, good on him for stickin' by the home team.
The Rockies may not have put Larry Walker in the Hall of Fame last month, but they made up for it with this one! We've got Dizzy Reed, and you can't take that away!