Found September 23, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Colorado Rockies' long-time first baseman, Todd Helton, announced last week his plans to retire following the 2013 regular season. In response to that, there were a few things that were sure to happen: There would be an outpouring of support (deserved) There would be claims that he is the best first baseman in Rockies history (he is) There would be claims that he was the best first baseman in baseball history (might be reaching here) Then, a couple things that were a bit unexpected: He would unveil himself as a master of illusion He would be exposed for what he really is: a centaur A big thanks to this fan for depicting the dark truth: For those who are not interested in things both awesome and amazing, a centaur is a mythological creature with the upper body of a man (in Helton's case, a man's man) and the lower body of a horse. How did he conceal this otherworldly secret for so long? Probably magic, but who knows. How can anyone be certain of anything anymore? The only sure thing here is that MLB commisioner Bud Selig thought he had his hands full with PEDs - well, he didn't know the half-man of it.

Photo: Rockies mow '17' in outfield to honor Todd Helton

After seventeen successful major league seasons, all as a member of the Colorado Rockies organization, Todd Helton will be calling it quits at season’s end. Helton’s last big league game will be on Sunday, on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers to conclude a three-game road trip season finale, so Helton’s last game at […]The post Rockies mow ginormous ’17′ in outfield...

Colorado Rockies holes are apparent, and cost them again on Sunday; Todd Helton adds to career numbers

Todd Helton added to his career numbers on Sunday.When they hit, they don't pitch, when they pitch, they don't hit. That is the story of the Colorado Rockies in 2013.On Sunday, the issue of the back end of the rotation rared it's ugly head, as Juan Nicasio couldn't make it out of the 3rd inning, while giving up seven runs on seven hits. It was a day that showed one...

Helton serenaded with ovations

Every time Todd Helton stepped to the plate, the ovation from 43,736 fans got louder. With Helton's time as a Colorado Rockies nearing its the end, the Coors Field faithful showed their appreciation in his last Sunday home finale. Helton had three hits and drove in four runs in a 13-9 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He raised his RBI total to 1,402. ''I didn'...

Helton serenaded with ovations as end draws near

Every time Todd Helton stepped to the plate, the ovation from 43,736 fans got louder. With Helton's time as a Colorado Rockies nearing its the end, the Coors Field faithful showed their appreciation in his last Sunday home finale. Helton had three hits and drove in four runs in a 13-9 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He raised his RBIs total to 1,402. ''I didn'...

Fan Paints Creepy Image of Todd Helton As a Centaur

Todd Helton is retiring at the end of this season, and now he has a solid piece of artwork to commemorate his time with the Rockies. Not sure which fan took the time to create this masterpiece but we are officially in love with it and creeped out at the same time. [MLB] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Todd Helton Scouting Report From 1995: ‘Sloppy Looking And Actions Of Old Man’

  Todd Helton is retiring when the 2013 regular season comes to a close this week. The Colorado Rockies’ all-time leader in games…

The Hall of Fame case of Todd Helton

This week, TOC will be looking at five players who recently announced their retirements from the game and their potential Hall of Fame cases. Today, things get a lot more difficult, as we look at Todd Helton. Todd Helton's Hall of Fame case isn't easy, because of two words: Coors Field. Helton has has a great career, but the effect of Coors Field on his offensive numbers...

How Will Todd Helton be Remembered?

For 17 seasons, he wore number 17 with pride. For 17 seasons, he was only twice surrounded by a team capable of winning it all. Through it all, though, he stuck with the same organization.  After 17 seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball, Todd Helton is calling it quits. How will he be remembered? Before injuries began to derail his career in 2008, Todd...

Charlie Blackmon makes his presence known with Todd Helton's retirement the main focus at Coors Field

Todd Helton is the only "first legend" the Rockies will ever have.It's been the story for a week and a half. Todd Helton will play his final game at Coors Field on Wednesday night.Fans have been serenading the best player in team history in every at-bat, bringing signs to the park, and letting Helton know how much they appreciate him throughout the course of the current...

Colorado Rockies limping to the finish line

Time for changes in Colorado.Who isn't injured for the Colorado Rockies.In Todd Helton's final week in the big leagues, the Rockies look like they are trying to give him a reminder of what he dealt with the majority of his career. Saturday night was a flashback to the 2005 team dubbed "Todd and the Toddlers."Jorge De La Rosa was bumped off of the mound because of...

Rockies fan presents Todd Helton with painting of him as centaur

While Mariano Rivera was busy being serenaded by Metallica and cheered and worshiped by millions of people in New York City on Sunday, Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was driving in four runs to help ease the sting of his team’s 13-9 loss to the San Diego Padres in a duel of two teams just padding stats. However, one Rockies fan helped ease the additional sting of another...

Todd Helton 17 Year Career Coming To An End

Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite are getting all the headlines as both Yankee greats are retiring at the end of the season, but they are not the only big names retiring. The best player so far in Colorado Rockies history Todd Helton is also retiring. You wouldn’t know that this was his final season if […]

Todd Helton Follows Alex Rodriguez’s Lead, Gets Depicted as Centaur in Poster (Photo)

Making an Alex Rodriguez joke would be way, way too easy here. So we won’t make one. But, seriously, Rodriguez is the worst, right? Anyway, in what had to be a dig at the Yankees third baseman, soon-to-be-retired Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was depicted as a centaur in a work of “art.” Unlike Rodriguez’s legendary centaur paitinng, which reportedly was commissioned...

Tyler Chatwood, Rockies defeat Boston Red Sox 8-3

Todd Helton is an unclenched fist relaxed the source of both purposeful and unintentional humor. Retirement official he's been testing out slogans for his Columbine Ford dealership on teammates. "It's a steal of a deal" he bellows in a Velveeta-dripped FM-dee-jay voice. They laugh. He actually smiled after batting practice Tuesday saying through clenched teeth...
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