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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 a throw back to his pitcher, allowing the Cardinals baserunner to wander away from the bag before tagging him on the backside for the final out of the inning. Check out the veteran move in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Headlines, MLB, Zack Cox

WATCH: Todd Helton nabs Matt Carpenter with hidden ball trick

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...

Todd Helton's Hall of Fame chances could hinge on perception of Coors Field

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...

Video: Todd Helton pulls hidden ball trick on Matt Carpenter

Your browser does not support iframes. At the end of the month, Colorado Rockies first basemen Todd Helton has already announced his intent to retire, which is a shame because it means the end of seeing such shenanigans as the one he pulled against Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Watch as the wryly veteran catches Carpenter off guard with the old hidden...

Colorado Rockies making memories in September

    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...

Todd Helton pulled an awesome trick on Matt Carpenter (Video)

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 […]

Todd Helton Successfully Pulls Off The Hidden Ball Trick

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...

Carpenter, Beltran and the Cardinal’s Pandora’s Box

The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. While there is no clear solution to that question yet, one thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter. Whenever the 2013 season comes to a close, the season’s steadiest question will quickly become its...

Playoff hopes all but gone, D-backs visit Helton, Rockies

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...

Helton sparks comeback as Colorado Rockies show fight to win in 15 innings

Corey Dickerson was the hero on Thursday.The results for the Colorado Rockies in 2013 are going to be similar to what they always seem to be. There will be no postseason in Denver. However, there has been something different about the 2013 September for the Rockies.This year they haven't quit. They certainly have lost their fair share of games where the offense didn't show...

Todd Helton Pulls Hidden Ball Trick on Matt Carpenter

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...

Todd Helton Wins: Pulls Off Hidden Ball Trick

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. Watch...and marvel--

Manning thanks Helton for two big assists

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...

Matt Carpenter: MVP? A Look at the Top 10 MVP Candidates

The St. Louis Cardinals decided to conduct a second base experiment for the second times in the last 5 years. The original move was using OF Skip Schumaker (a shortstop in college) at second base. Schumaker did decent at the position, and it got his bat into the everyday line up as the team lead off hitter. When he defense didn’t progress, and his he didn’t prove to be the...

Starting Lineups: Appreciating The Greatness Of Vladimir Guerrero And Todd Helton

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 Will Attend Friend Todd Helton’s Last Home Game When Rockies Take on Red Sox

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...
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