Originally written February 07, 2013 on Rockies Review:
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Todd HeltonWant to know how to find a true Colorado Rockies fan? Ask them their opinion of Todd Helton.The fans who jumped on board during the flashing moments of success are the ones who will only complain about Helton being overpaid and underachieving. Those fans who endured the tough years, who continued rooting despite the lack of talent on the roster, will forever remember how good Todd Helton was. They remember historic seasons from No. 17 when the team was terrible. They remember a once-in-a-generation player.While fans of Helton remember how good he was for a six year stretch, they also rooted for him because of another fact. He owned a squeeky-clean image. He was never in trouble off of the field, he was a notoriously hard worker and he held himself accountable. A person like that is easy to root for, whether they play professional baseball or clean the bathrooms at an office building.That image of Helton came crashing down on Wednesday as news came out that the 39-year-old...
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