Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeremy Guthrie needed someone to play catch with on the team’s off-day, so the nine-year veteran turned to his over 34,000 followers. 21-year old Woody Roseland just happened to be checking his Twitter stream when he tweeted, “I live downtown, I have my glove. So I said, let’s do this,” Roseland said. Within 15-minutes, Roseland was at Coors Field with the Rookie’s newest acquisition.
Playing catch with a major leaguer wasn’t even the best part of Roseland’s day. Earlier that afternoon Roseland found out he won his 5-year battle with cancer. After two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy and losing his left leg to a rare-form of bone cancer at age 16, Roseland was officially done with treatment.
Ironically, it wasn’t Roseland’s life that was changed it was Guthrie’s. After meeting Roseland, Guthrie said, “I went out to make a fan’s day and instead he made mine. I not only met a fan, I made a friend for life.”
Colorado Rockie Troy Tulowitzki is letting fans vote his batting song. Last year, Tro Tulowitzki got fans in the partying mood when he used Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA.Tulo chose the song because so many kids come out to the ballpark and like the song. But since bong-gate Miley isn’t that so kid-friendly, and Tulowitzki is letting fans vote on his batting song.
The contest is being run by the Denver Post, and suprisingly the most suggested nominee was MC Hammer’s Too Legit To Quit.
This year’s final four songs are: Katy Perry’s Firework, Justin Bieber’s Baby, Ke$ha’s We R Who We R and Chris Brown’s Yeah 3x. Tulowitzki narrowed the list down from 30-songs. Missing the top four… Rebecca Black’s Friday, Willow Smith’s I Whip My Hairand Justin Bieber’s Baby!
Tulo has become known for his batting song, which sure have covered a wide variety of fans’ music interest with How Low by Ludacris in 2009, Roll with Me by Montgomery Gentry and Gimme More by Britney Spears in 2008.