As Troy Tulowitzki sat on the New York Yankees’ injured list in mid-June, whether to retire or rehab his left calf strain wasn’t the only choice in front of him. Tulowitzki knew his next step was to stay in baseball even if it didn’t include playing every day.
AUSTIN — The total dissatisfaction not only on Texas head coach David Pierce’s face after Texas’ 9-8 loss to West Virginia, but on the faces of his players is now a very familiar sight for last season’s Big 12 champions.
A few weeks ago, redshirt freshman catcher Turner Gauntt wasn’t wondering how he was going to hit a 1-2 pitch from Lamar’s AJ Ozorio-Brace for his first career hit in his first at bat as a Longhorn. He hadn’t picked up a baseball since he found out he wasn’t part of Texas’ final 35-man roster prior to the season. He was just a student living what he called a “very average college life.”