The Colorado Rockies are feeling tricky this Pi Day.
On the 14th day of the third month of the year, also known as Pi Day, the Major League Baseball team seemed to line up in perfect order to nail pi 29 decimal places out:
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 14, 2017
That's 3.14159265358979323846264338327 arranged on the backs of their purple uniforms.
Or so it seems.
Everyone loved the picture. The Washington Post even wrote up a cute piece on how the Rockies won Pi Day with their "delightfully nerdy" photo. Everyone on Twitter couldn't get enough.
— Fun With Baseball (@funwithbaseball) March 14, 2017
Saw this photo of the Rockies doing it right on National Pi Day. pic.twitter.com/fPy62XeEhs
— BrentLaleCTV (@BrentLaleCTV) March 14, 2017
— Jen Heisel (@jheis21) March 14, 2017
[Rockies Twitter] The Rockies know how to celebrate Pi Day. pic.twitter.com/aJFYCmNKCs
— Siva Kodali (@kodali_siva) March 14, 2017
But the Rockies let us know that the image is Photoshopped, which makes sense with their cheeky caption, "What are the chances!?"
If you just look up to the team's background image on their Twitter page it's the same exact photo. Except in the original version, the uniform numbers don't exactly read out pi to the 29th digit anymore.
Image: rockies twitter
Also, in the altered photo there's an erroneous "8" at the end since the 30th decimal place should be a "9," so we should have all known something was up.
But no matter its veracity, it's still a fun celebration of the infinite ratio between a circle's circumference and its radius. Happy Pi Day!