Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Todd Helton appropriately hit a double for hit 2,500.Congratulations Colorado Rockies fans, you did it the right way.When Todd Helton sliced a ball down the left field line in the 7th inning, then lumbered into second base, sliding in for a double, appropriately logging his 2,500th hit as a double, the crowd let Helton know how much they appreciate his great career in a Rockies uniform.Perfectly, the double lifted Helton to 17th on the all-time doubles list, one ahead of Robin Yount. With 584 career doubles, many of which came on hits to the opposite field, it was the perfect way for Helton to notch the big hit.As predictable as possible, Helton tried to end the serenade from the crowd. He doffed his helmet from second base as quickly as the cheering began. Helton doesn't like the limelight, but it's time he gets used to letting the fans show him how much he is appreciated. For 17 years, Helton has quietly led the Rockies. He has gone about his business asking nothing in return. He ...
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