Tulo Fans

Facts

• In a television interview with ESPN, Tulo stated that his favorite team growing up was the Oakland Athletics, and that his favorite mainstream musical artist is Jay-Z.

• The fans at Coors Field participate in a chant for Troy by clapping nine times and shouting, “Tulo!” after clapping. This chant is performed during most of his at-bats.

• Tulo’s favorite players growing up were Nomar Garciaparra and Derek Jeter. His jersey number in college was #5, due to his admiration of Garciaparra. His Rockies jersey number is #2, due to his admiration of Jeter.

• Kept Garciaparra baseball cards in his back pocket during his college baseball games.

• Aside from shortstop, Tulo was also a pitcher in high school.

• Tulo’s jersey number was #14 his first season with the Rockies and since 2007, his number has been #2.

• He has two younger siblings, a half-sister named Tiffany who plays softball at Adrian C. Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California and a half-brother named Tyler.

• Tulo’s first car was a 1994 Ford Taurus.

• In 2007, his batter walk-up song was “I’m a Flirt” by R. Kelly.

• In 2008, his batter walk-up song was “Superstar” by Lupe Fiasco.

• In 2009, his batter walk-up songs were “Roll with Me” by Montgomery Gentry and “Gimme More” by Britney Spears.

• In 2010, his batter walk-up songs were “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus and “How Low” by Ludacris.

• In 2011, his batter walk-up song was “Firework” by Katy Perry, chosen by the fans, but on the third day of the season, changed his walk-up song to Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

• In 2012, his batter walk-up song was originally “Gotta Have It” by Jay-Z and Kanye West, but changed it to “Levels” by Avicii on April 11th.

• On November 7, 2009, Troy married his high school sweetheart, Danyll Gammon, in Portola Valley, California.

• Troy owns a 1967 Chevy Camaro RS.

• Troy proposed to his wife Danyll in 2008.

• Tulo’s favorite pro football team was the Miami Dolphins because his father liked them.

• Troy’s favorite fast food is french fries.

• Troy has a strict diet, his offseason meals include oatmeal, lean meats, salads and protein shakes.

• He has two dogs, both boxers, Ripkin and Rawlings.

• His most worn pregame shirt: A black-and-yellow Long Beach State model with Shortstop U on the front.

• Troy’s not the only Tulowitzki in baseball, his brother Tyler is a utilityman for the San Francisco State Gators.

• Best thing about making money? Being able to buy his parents’ homes and help his siblings out with college tuition. “To do stuff for my family, it’s indescribable how that makes me feel.”

• Way his name is shortened: Fans clap to “Tu-lo” chants, but he shortens his name to “2Low” when writing it

• What’s important to him off the field: “Anything to do with a charity like Wins for Kids and visiting Children’s Hospital.”

• Why he was surprised to be a Rockie: In the days leading up to the 2005 draft, the Seattle Mariners told Tulo he was their man. Instead, they picked USC catcher Jeff Clement. Oops.

• A perfect day off in Denver includes: Umm, watching baseball. “I know it sounds crazy, but if a game is on, I will watch it.”

• His wife Danyll tolerates his sports addiction and she will watch some sports with him, especially when some of his good friends are playing, such as Matt Holliday or Evan Longoria.