On Wednesday afternoon Nolan Arenado hit a walk off home run that prevented a home sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks. As he headed toward first base, you might have seen Arenado greeting the dugout with a wiggly hand gesture near the top of his head. He was, in fact, making a cockroach gesture. It’s a new thing in the Rockies clubhouse.
After a lot of lifeless games, the Rockies are internalizing the primary characteristic of Las Cucarachas. They just don’t die. Or, at least, you can’t get rid of them. It’s the Rockies’ way of saying “we’re here to stay.”
Now, along with BreakingT, we’ve immortalized (get it?) this brand new, bona fide thing into a t-shirt.
Buy it. Sport it. And may we have many more occasions seeing that wiggly gesture over the next six weeks.
If you purchase using the links on this page, Purple Row will get a commission of the sales. In the past, we’ve used this money to buy prizes to give away at our annual Opening Day breakfast in Denver. We plan to do so again.