Tulo and Blackmon represent the Rockies at the All Star game

KUSA - Troy Tulowitzki has been the best part of another bad Rockies season and for that he'll represent the Rockies at the All Star game.

Tulo will start for the National League thanks to the fans vote, he led the NFL in votes. Tulowitzki joins Todd Helton, Larry Walker, and Dante Bichette as the only Rockies to make the All Star team four times.

"My rookie year I remember talking to Holiday and Atkins and those guys saying if you play for the Rockies you'll never be high in the voting," Tulo said today. "I remember keeping that thought and saying one day I want to change that."

Tulo will have at least one Colorado teammate in the game as well as Charlie Blackmon was named as a reserve.

Tulowitzki leads the Majors in batting average and is number two in the National League in home runs so this was pretty much a given, but not Blackmon. The Rockies Outfielder wasn't even sure he would make this team this spring.

"This was the first time I made the team coming out of camp," Blackmon said looking back. "I could have easily not made the team and here we are talking about making the All Star team, it's just a blessing."

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