Hey there fellow friends of the Row.
Our sports crew over here at 9NEWS ran into Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and pitcher Jeff Francis at an annual Denver Sports Awards banquet on Monday. Our executive sports producer David Hunt asked them about the Holliday deal, their disappointing 2008 campaign, and here's what Tulo said about watching the 2008 playoffs on TV:
"It was real tough. It was something that I mentioned to some of the teammates. Like, ‘Wow, last year you’re playing in it,’ and then when you watch it, it’s tougher to watch this year then it was, say, after my brief September call-up and then watching the playoffs then, it was like, ‘Oh, hopefully we’ll make it sometime.’ And then we finally made it to the World Series. So, to know what it feels like, and then watch it was real tough."
I've posted their full interviews in video form on 9NEWS.com, and also attached a previous interview Susie Wargin did with Dan O'Dowd right after the Holliday deal.
Keep the faith, Rockies fans.