Found February 09, 2013 on
This past week Todd Helton got picked up for DUI while buying a couple lottery tickets. While we in no way condone driving under the influence (at least since our early twenties), what more could a Major Leaguer do to prove he’s just like the rest of us?
Helton has accrued over $150 million in career earnings. We find it amusing that he crushed 8 or 10 Coors–you know it had to be Coors Original–and then headed to the local Citgo to buy himself a few scratch off’s. He was probably using the beer bottle top as his lucky scratcher.
The only thing Helton could have done to prove he was more like the everyman was buy a few of those condement station ”chalupas” that twist all night on the turner in the middle of the gas station.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
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Colorado Rockies veteran first baseman Todd Helton reportedly was on a lottery ticket run, which ultimately led to his arrest for DUI early Wednesday morning according to a police report obtained by TMZ.
Helton allegedly “made spontaneous statements about drinking two igloo cups of red wine” during his arrest after police tracked him down in a gas station parking lot after receiving...
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In both 2010...
The Cleveland Indians may be adding yet another veteran presence to their roster for the 2013 season. Jason Giambi is set to be the next player added to the Indians list of invitees to spring training.
Giambi spent the last handful of seasons with Colorado. Last season he hit just .225/.372/.303 with a home run and eight RBI in 113 trips to the plate.
If signed by the Indians, Giambi...
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies and star first baseman Todd Helton are facing the harsh reality on the eve of his farewell season that the longtime face of the franchise now has a police mug shot.
The five-time All-Star was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Denver suburb of Thornton and charged with drunken driving and careless driving.
In a statement released by the Rockies...
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After flirting with the then open Colorado Rockies head coaching job, Jason Giambi is instead close to signing a deal to keep playing baseball. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Giambi is close to signing a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians, with an invite to spring training.
Jason Giambi is closing in on Minor league deal w IndiansShould be official soon. Great...
The Cleveland Indians have signed first baseman-designated hitter Jason Giambi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The Indians announced the signing Saturday, six days ahead of the team's first full-squad workout.
The 42-year-old Giambi spent the past three-plus seasons filling a part-time role with the Rockies. The 2000 AL MVP was a mentor to...
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