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St. Louis Cardinals closer Edward Mujica appreciates a feel-good story as much as anyone.
Only, he wasn't about to let this be Todd Helton's moment, not against him and especially not with his team in a tight playoff race.
Mujica struck out Helton to end the game with the bases loaded as the Cardinals held off the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday night to expand their lead in the NL Central race.
''Unbelievable,'' Mujica said, shaking his head.
The cheering crowd thought this just might be another unbelievable memory in a career full of them for Helton, who will retire at the end of the season. Even starting pitcher Adam Wainwright thought things were setting up too perfectly for it to be anything but the stage for Helton's heroics.
''When we load the bases there, as much faith as I have in Mujica, you hear, `Now coming up to the plate, Todd Helton,' and you go, `Oh, man,''' Wainwright said. ''It's too perfect. Bu...
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Is Coors Field going to keep Todd Helton out of the hall?The debate rages on. Is Todd Helton a Hall of Famer?All of Helton's numbers suggest that he has had an incredible career. No one denies that his career has been worthy of being called great. However, the baseball hall of fame, unlike other professional sports, is reserved for the elite of the elite.Helton has a ton of hits...
During Thursday's Cardinals-Rockies game, retiring veteran Todd Helton pulled one over on Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter, picking him off first base with the hidden ball trick. After Carpenter walked to lead off the game against Roy Oswalt, Oswalt threw a pickoff throw to Helton at first base after the first two outs of the inning had been recorded. Helton faked the...
The last days of Todd Helton in a Rockies uniform.
Last night’s 15-inning marathon was more than just an exciting win for the Colorado Rockies. It was the perfect display of where the franchise has been and where it is going. And for Todd Helton, it was one he’ll remember forever. September baseball is a unique stage. Its beauty lies in its differences. Sure the game is...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton announced his retirement this week, and now the talk has turned to whether he is worth of the Hall of Fame. Let’s take a look at his stats. 2,506 hits, 1394 runs, 586 doubles, 367 home runs, 1397 RBIs, and a batting average of .317.What I find interesting is that generally people immediately jump to “well, he hit at Coors field, so...
The 40-year-old Todd Helton who will be retiring after the end of this season may be a bit slower on the field than he once was, but his baseball I.Q. is as sharp as ever. Check out the Rockies’ first baseman successfully fool Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals with a very plain version of the hidden ball trick during Thursday’s extra-inning affair. It may have not have been the...
The Diamondbacks need to be on high alert this weekend, as Rockies first baseman and long-time nemesis Todd Helton is getting downright frisky in his final 10 days in the major leagues.
Not only did Helton hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to force extra innings in the Rockies' 7-6, 15-inning victory over the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon, he also caught base runner...
It's hard to believe that major league baseball players still get caught with the old hidden ball trick, but they do. And I love it. Watch as...
Your browser does not support iframes. Todd Helton may be old and not as effective as he once was, but he still has his guile. The Colorado Rockies first baseman successfully tagged out St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter at first on Thursday after faking a throw back to the pitcher following a pickoff […]
We're guessing St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter is getting a lot of grief tonight.
The reason: He fell for the oldest trick in the baseball book.
The hidden ball trick.
Your perpetrator: Colorado Rockies 1st baseman Todd Helton.
Now that the Cardinals' starters more or less have righted their ways, it's the bullpen's turn to cause concern.
Well, the two guys at the back, anyway. Both Trevor Rosenthal and Edward Mujica have been making stomachs churn in Cardinal Nation with their recent work.
After giving up a season-high four runs Monday night, Rosenthal could not hold a 5-4 lead in the eighth...
Peyton Manning isn’t the only player in Denver with a masterful pump fake.
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton — who, after 17 major league seasons, has seen just about every trick in the book — pulled off a maneuver Thursday afternoon that would make the crosstown quarterback proud.
After a pickoff attempt by Roy Oswalt with St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter on first, Helton feigned...
Peyton Manning plans to catch Todd Helton's final home game for the Colorado Rockies next week so he can pay homage to his college buddy who gave him two big assists over the years.
The first came when Manning was a homesick freshman at the University of Tennessee in 1994 and Helton, already a star in both football and baseball, took him under his wing and helped him adjust...
In annals of Major League Baseball history, 2013 will forever be remembered as the final chapter in the brilliant career of surefire, first-ballot Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera. But Mo isn’t he only one hanging up the cleats this year. Just a couple days ago, two of the greatest hitters of the late 1990s […]The post Starting Lineups: Appreciating The Greatness Of Vladimir...
Peyton Manning is submitting his name for BFF of the Year.
The Denver Broncos signal caller will be preparing for a Monday night matchup against the Raiders next week, but he’s taking some time out to support one of his good friends. Rockies first baseman Todd Helton announced in September that he would be retiring from Major League Baseball after 17 years with the team, and his...
The St. Louis Cardinals had their bid for sole possession of first place spoiled by the Colorado Rockies, whose game-winning rally saw a key contribution from Todd Helton in one of his final games at Coors Field.
Coming off his first loss in more than three months, it will be Joe Kelly trying to spoil Helton's farewell homestand when he takes the mound for St. Louis on Tuesday...