Originally written April 14, 2012 on Rockies Review:
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Helton hit the game winning double.It was vintage Todd Helton.Those who had the nerve to be a Colorado Rockies fan in the early 2000's know. Those who could stomach the losing and the consistent poor play from the Rockies in the early part of the decade know. When the rest of the Rockies were rebuilding, Todd Helton was dominating.While his team struggled, Helton simply hit. He put on a hitting clinic. The only problem was that because the team was so bad, very few people paid attention.On Friday night at Coors Field, Helton showed some of the newcomers what the old Helton was like for all of those years.In the bottom of the 8th inning, with Carlos Gonzalez at third base thanks to a single and error, Troy Tulowitzki couldn't get the job done. He battled through his at-bat, but ended up striking out on a tough slider. Helton strolled to the plate with two outs, knowing that only a base hit would score the go-ahead run.On the second pitch, Helton hit a ball down the opposite f...
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