The Blue Jays made a controversial decision over the off-season to release Troy Tulowitzki. In doing so, they ate the rest of his contract and freed him to sign with any team in the league. And, of course, since we live in a simulated version of hell, he signed with the New York Yankees.
Tulo, who Yankees people have raved about thus far, played his first (real? kind of real? idk) baseball game since he got injured in July, 2017 running to first base. I don’t know if it was intentional or not, but Tulo’s first game back happened to be against the Blue Jays, and he happened to be batting leadoff. To further compound this incredible coincidence, he was batting against Marcus Stroman, who just recently shit all over the front office for not having enough veterans on the team.
Guess what happened next!
Troy Tulowitzki takes Marcus Stroman and the Jays yard in his first AB. ???
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) February 25, 2019
The Troy Tulowitzki Revenge Tour started off with a solo homer against the club that’s paying him a lot of money to play against them. As we know, the reality is as soon as you put on Pinstripes, you get better. Those are the rules.
Look, I’m not here to complain about the decision to let Tulo go, or anything. There’s a funny thing going on in which many of the people who said TULO OVERPAID BUM ALWAYS INJURED SOFT BABY HOCKEY PLAYERS TOUGHER are now saying that he would have been the key to a Blue Jays playoff push and the Jays fucked up by releasing him.
I’m just here to point out this is a hilarious coincidence. Feel free to drawn your own conclusions.
Did Stro serve up a cookie because he wasn’t a fan of the front office’s moves this winter? #PressBoxConspiracyTheories
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) February 25, 2019
A couple of updates…
So Tulo talked about how nice the homer made him feel after the game. I mean, nothing wrong with that, given it’s first first bomb in a year-and-a-half. But the comment afterwards is interesting.
Troy Tulowitzki on whether homer meant more because it came vs #BlueJays: “No doubt about it. Extra special. That was the team that basically told me I couldn’t play any more. It’s spring training, it is what it is, but it was a big day for myself."
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) February 25, 2019
That was the team that basically told me I couldn’t play anymore. Hmmmmm.