Found August 31, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Hitting and Todd Helton have always been a good fit. It's a hobby that creates comfortable misery. He's a one of a kind. He came up the hard way in Knoxville taking swings in his garage until his timing was right running straight from football practice at the University of Tennessee into the batter's box. Helton is purposeful and maniacal. He's hit in batting practice until his hands bled. He's been so upset with his performance that he deprived himself of food. And once in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium he was so eager and desperate to change his luck he shaved his goatee in between at-bats. "He's on his own program" said Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki shaking his head. "There's no one like him." Helton was born to hunt and hit. When kids ask why Helton will be in the conversation for the Hall of Fame a DVD of the Rockies' 9-6 blistering of the Reds on Friday night will suffice. All signs point toward Helton retiring which me...
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