Colorado Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made the first of what ought to be another season full of great plays Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins. With the scored tied 2-2 in the fifth inning, Tulo ranged to his right deep in the hole near third base on Marcel Ozuna's grounder. He tracked down the ball, made an off-balance yet strong throw pushing off one leg and guided it perfectly to Justin Morneau at first base.
The call by Rockies announcer Drew Goodman was almost as good
"Stoppppp it. Cut it out! Are you kidding me?!"
The play by Tulowitzki was poetry. The Marlins pulled out a 4-3 victory but Tulowitzki won the moment. Baseball fans know how good Tulowitzki is, but he's also a case of a guy who would be a major superstar if he played in a bigger media center. Imagine him with the Dodgers or Yankees. He'd probably be one of the two or three biggest names in the game.
Buy some tickets to a Rockies game today for when they visit your town. Go for Tulo. Go for yourself*.
*No refunds for yourself if Tulo's on the disabled list.
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