Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Todd Helton's  retirement shows how special he really is.Anyone with young kids at home should be able to understand.Todd Helton, at 40 years old and more money than he could ever know what to do with, wants to stay home and spend time watching his two girls grow up.As baseball fans, we think of these guys as multi-millionaires who get to stay in the fanciest hotels in the greatest cities in America. We think that they only have to work seven months of the year and that they are living the dream.However, any dad who has headed off to work with their kid begging them to stay home should understand. Instead of an eight hour day, Helton has to kiss his daughters goodbye for six to 10 days. People always say that kids grow up so fast, and it isn't reality until you have your own kids. It makes baseball pretty meaningless.Helton still loves the game, but he knew it was time to move on to more important things. "I shed a tear on the way into the park tonight," Helton said before the game....
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