Monday, July 28, 2014
TULOWITZKI WANTS TO WEAR YANKEE PINSTRIPES
Ken Davidoff was on with FOX 5's Duke Castiglione late last night and they were chatting about Troy Tulowitzki showing up in the Bronx to catch a game yesterday. It was plain weird... and Duke asked Ken about it. Ken said it simply... that there's "a code of conduct", meaning, you, as a player, never travel to another team's game and be seen by the world. It's just not right.
But this is allegedly why Tulowitzki was there; Tulo is on the DL and he was at a doctor in Philly. From Philly, he took a trip up to New York to catch a game. Is it weird that Tulo did that? Well, it's only weird if he didn't want to get caught. But I have a theory... Tulo wanted to get caught, because Tulo wants to be a New York Yankee.
Now, it's true, players don't dictate where they want to go usually, especially when they're under contract with another team and especially during the season, but Troy's showcasing himself to New York right now, whether you believe it or not. Let's not forget, this is off the heels of Troy telling Ken Davidoff of the New York Post that he would love to one day replace Derek Jeter in the Bronx. He said that at the All-Star break. Don't forget, Derek Jeter is Tulowitzki's idol. You can read about that exchange HERE.
If the Yankees can see the interest Tulowitzki presents, maybe they go to the Rockies and say, "Hey look, he likes us, we like him and I know you want a lot... name your price and let's try and work this out." Then again, maybe the Rockies don't like our prospects and aren't willing to just cater to Tulo. In fact, out of spite, they may not even entertain the idea. Why? Because they can.
I know that Tulowitzki was sending Yankee Brass a signal in the Bronx yesterday. Whether they pick up on it, I don't know. But it's clear to me that something's going on.... because like Davidoff said, you don't just go to another team's park to watch a game during the regular season.
Well, it's my hunch that there's something more to it. I hope I'm right.
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