Rockies Tulowitzki, Blackmon Named To All-Star Team

DENVER (CBS4) – Their team has been struggling mightily as of late, but on Sunday Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Charlie Blackmon took a happy moment to share their reactions to being named to the National League All-Star team.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, left, and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, right (credit: CBS)

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, left, and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, right (credit: CBS)

“It’s an honor to lead the NL in voting,” said Tulowitzki, who will appear in his fourth All-Star game. “It’s something I’ll be able to tell my kids one day.”

Tulowitzki, who leads the majors with a .350 batting average, told reporters on Sunday he wouldn’t have been able to do it without the fans.

“They make the game. So that’s extra special,” he said.

Outfielder Charlie Blackmon also snuck in as a reserve.

“To be just a few months down the road… I could have easily not made the team and here we are talking All-Star Game. It’s just a blessing. I’m amazed at what’s happened,” Blackmon said.

“I’m bringing back so much cool stuff from that game. It’s going to be off the charts,” he said.

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau also might play in the All-Star game. He is on the online ballot for the final NL All-Star spot.

The All-Star Game takes place at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

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