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Troy Tulowitzki: Rockies have ‘country club’ atmosphere at spring training

Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said the Rockies have a “country club” atmosphere at spring training.
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said the Colorado Rockies have a “country club” atmosphere at spring training, reportsUSA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Tulowitzki, who was traded by the Rockies to the Blue Jays in July, said he prefers Toronto’s outdated spring training facility in Florida over Colorado’s top-of-the-line facility in Arizona, which includes a 11,000 square-foot weight room.

“I like this place a lot better than Arizona,” Tulowitzki said. “That place was like a country club. Guys got comfortable because it was so nice. This place has a better feel. It reminds you of spring training. The way it’s supposed to be.”

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Tulowitzki, 31, added that he is still not at peace with Rockies executives about the way the trade took place.

“I’ll never talk to [Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich], never talk to those people,” Tulowitzki said. “You get lied to, straight to your face, you get upset. I believe in forgiveness, but at the same time, I don’t plan on being friendly with them, or anything like that.”

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Tulowitzki, who spent nearly 10 seasons with the Rockies, batted .280 with 17 home runs and 70 RBIs in 2015.