MLB Star Troy Tulowitzki Speaks With Pack Players

MLB Star Troy Tulowitzki Speaks With Pack Players

Troy Tulowitzki, of the Toronto Blue Jays, was in Reno on Monday and stopped by practice to speak to Pack players. His message to the team was clear, in order to be the best in the world at what you do, you have to make sacrifices. He referenced himself and stated that at an early age he decided that he wanted to be the best baseball player in the world. His everyday lifestyle reflected his aspirations with his work ethic, commitment to eating right, getting enough sleep, receiving proper treatment, studying his game, etc. His commitment to his goal and the sacrifices he made turned him into one of the best to ever play the game at his position. He won both the Golden Glove and Silver Slugger Award in 2010 and 2011, making him arguably the best player in the world during those years.

He also mentioned professional basketball player Lebron James in his speech. Many would argue that Lebron is the best basketball player in the world. Tulowitzki stated that, similar to him, Lebron lives the lifestyle of being the best in the world. When he is not at practice he is either watching film, in the weight room, receiving treatment, getting extra shots up or getting adequate rest. He emphasized that in order to be the best you have to be different and that means making the necessary sacrifices in order to perfect your craft. This type of mentality is what separates athletes who have short stints playing professionally and long successful careers. 

Troy Tulowitzki was the 7thoverall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. He was with the Colorado Rockies from 2005-2015 and then with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2015 until now. He is a 5x All-Star, 2x Golden Glove Award winner and 2x Silver Slugger Award winner. He holds the MLB record for .985 career fielding percentage as a shortstop. 

It was great to have Troy speak with our team yesterday. He is a great source of knowledge and they can learn a lot from him on what it takes to be the best at what you do. We want to thank Troy for his time and look forward to watching his continued success with the Blue Jays.