Found March 31, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
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MILWAUKEE (AP) Todd Helton's 16th straight opening day start for the Colorado Rockies could be his last. The five-time All-Star first baseman turns 40 in August and is entering the final season of his contract. "I do realize it's coming to an end and enjoy everything a bit more," he said ahead of Monday's game at Milwaukee. "Sit back and just be in the moment a little bit more." Helton hit .238 in 69 games last year, both career lows. "Everything surrounding opening day, they're all special," said Helton, whose season ended in August because of a hip injury that required surgery. "It's just a great time of year knowing you're going to be playing baseball again, baseball's here." Walt Weiss replaced Jim Tracy in Colorado's dugout, and the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year is making the rare leap from high school coach to major league manager. Prior to this job, Weiss' only head coaching job was at Regis Jesuit...
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