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Tulo debuts as a Blue Jay: Gamethread of tears

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The day I hoped would never come has arrived. Troy Tulowitzki is about to play baseball for a major league team that's not the Rockies. Come share a cry with us.

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And so it's come to this.

The moment we've all been dreading is here. Our purple shortstop hero who once signed a deal that looked to make him a Rockie for life is about to play for another team.

NO! NO! NO! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!

SOMEBODY HOLD ME!

Tulo will bat leadoff for only the second time in his career and for the first time since 2006 when he was just a late season callup.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Ben Revere - CF Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Freddy Galvis - SS Josh Donaldson - 3B
Maikel Franco - 3B Jose Bautista - DH
Ryan Howard - DH Chris Colabello - 1B
Jeff Francoeur - LF Russell Martin - C
Domonic Brown - RF Danny Valencia - LF
Carlos Ruiz - C Ezequiel Carrera - RF
Darin Ruf - 1B Kevin Pillar - CF
Andres Blanco - 2B Ryan Goins - 2B
Jerome Williams - RHP R.A. Dickey - RHP

We'll double this thread as a "reaction to Tulo's first game as a Blue Jay" thread and as a sort of therapy thread for your latest "what do we do without getting to watch Tulo as a Rockie anymore" thoughts. It's Okay to let it all out here. Nobody will be judged.

Have you box(es) of tissues ready. This is going to be a rough one.