Jays’ Tulowitzki Gets Warm Welcome in Return to Coors Field
The anger that bubbled so close to the surface, not just last season but as recently as spring training, is gone.
The trauma, the tumult, the perceived disrespect at being traded away from the only baseball franchise Troy Tulowitzki had ever known, has evaporated into that big, blue Colorado sky.
For one night at least the fans who invented the Tulo! Tulo! Tulo! chant got to sing it out again, the way the folks at Rogers Centre have adopted. The shortstop doffed his helmet, acknowledged the fans, then went back to work.
Before that emotional moment, Tulowitzki sat in the visitors dugout Monday at Coors Field where he played 533 games as a cornerstone player for the Rockies and put it all behind him.
“I wish it had been cleaner,” he said. “I wish there had been better communication. I’ve touched on that in the past, about how upset I was. Now I’m sitting here and it’s over with.