# 2 Tulo ...

# 2 Tulo ...

For years now we have known & appreciated the great competitor & future HOF'er : # 2 ... Derek Jeter ... # 2. It is w/no disrespect that I introduce you to another great competitor & possible future HOF'er: # 2 Troy ''Tulo'' Tulowitzke ...

I live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado & so I have not only been blessed w/the beauty of these mountains, I have been blessed as well to watch Troy Tulowitzke work his oft times absolutely incredible magic at shortstop. His two Gold Gloves truly do not do justice to what he does almost nightly w/his glove, his range, his arm & his mind. [ should be 3 Gold Gloves - no offense to Jimmy Rollins ] While I have seen many great fielding shortstops, most notably Ozzie Smith & Omar Visquel, I don't know that I have seen a better one past these two greats. Tulo can put 3 Fielding Bible Awards, 2 Heart & Hustle Awards, and an ESPN Web Gem Champion Award, next to his 2 Gold Gloves. While it doesn't necessarily speak to his fielding prowess, Tulowitzke is one of only eight shortstops in the history of the game to complete an unassisted triple play.

Troy Tulowitzke has been plagued thus far in his career by injury, but begins to show promise of getting past that. Nonetheless his offensive stats have begun to accrue & show the promise of a future HOF'er. Tulo has a lifetime batting average of .293 & a lifetime on base percentage of .364. He has hit 89 home runs in the last three years despite missing 70 games in that time. Given that he has stolen 20 bases in a season, I believe the potential is there for a 30/30 season. Tulo has 2 Silver Slugger awards & 2 All Star appearances to his credit. I believe that many more such awards are headed his way, even as this 27 year old heads towards a HOF career.

Troy Tulowitzke is known in Colorado for his different hair styles aimed at raising money for charity as well as other community involvements. He is known for his leadership & for his intensity on the field. Having married his high school sweetheart & every day playing the game he loves, Tulo is living the dream. I hope that he lives it all the way to a World Championship & all the way to the HALL. Thanks Tulo for all that you bring to the great game of baseball here in Colorado ...

Until next time, so long everybody ...

Lee [ Cowboy ]

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