Well that's weird, since the Rockies are playing the Pirates in Colorado today. Unfortunately, Tulo is now on the disabled list, but apparently he's spending his time away from the team, and the state, in order to attend a Yankees game all the way across the country.
Jeff Passan thinks it means something:
Put it this way: Tulo showing up at a Yankees game the day after the Rockies gave out 15,000 shirts with his name misspelled is no accident.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2014
Rockies know Tulowitzki wants out. Club can't be happy he's on DL at another team's game. Sort of thing that will lead to an eventual trade.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2014
Why is this all a big deal? Well, Tulo has recently hinted that he'd be pretty ok if the Rockies wanted to trade him to another team. Now he's on the DL at a ballgame in another state, one day after the organization had a giveaway where they actually spelled his name wrong. Yes this really happened:
Mentioning that he didn't want to end up like Todd Helton, who spent his entire career in Colorado and didn't win squat, seems to be a good way to say you want out. With Derek Jeter retiring it's not difficult to see how the two teams could potentially come together for a trade or how fans and media alike are slowly hyping up this story.
Would it be awesome to think that Tulowitzki is mad at the Rockies and is currently being wined and dined by the Yankees until he forces his team's hand into trading him, yes of course it would be, but that doesn't mean that anything is really happening. It's not the kind of commitment you want to see from your franchise player for sure, but that doesn't mean this has anything to do with the Yankees, despite being in their stadium. Even if a trade were to come about, Tulo will command some serious prospects and is still owed $114 million through 2020 with a long injury history.
It's nice to dream that Tulowitzki being at Yankee Stadium ~means something~, but it almost certainly does not.— Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) July 27, 2014
While Purple Row is reporting that he's in the area to see a doctor in Philadelphia, that doesn't exactly explain why he's at the game, now does it. Hmmmm...