TODD HELTON RUMORS & GOSSIP
If you haven’t had a chance to read ESPN’s Baseball Tonight “What If” series, I highly recommend it; especially the Ken Griffey, Jr. special. Big names like Jayson Stark evaluate some pretty interesting things from baseball’s more recent history.
Their work combined with the Colorado Rockies retiring Todd Helton’s number this week got me thinking about a different what...
Not much to say here, other than that Sunday was the best day of Rockies baseball in a long time. #Retire17 went off without a hitch, people heard Todd Helton speak in public about how he was glad he spent his entire career with the Rockies (wonder shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was paying attention), and oh yeah, the Rockies won both of their games against the Cincinnati Reds.
Todd Helton overshadowed a great day for the Rockies.Todd Helton showed up at Coors Field, and apparently dropped off some of his bats.In what will go down as one of the best days in the 2014 season, but also one of the best days in Colorado Rockies fans memory, Helton's number was retired in a moving pregame ceremony, then the Rockies won two games in dramatic fashion.Unfortunately...
Todd Helton takes far too much criticism.Some things aren't meant to be understood.For years, when Todd Helton was in his prime, I thought that the only thing that would hold him back from Cooperstown was the perception from national writers who discounted his Coors Field numbers. As Helton aged, however, the critics weren't coming from that national writers, but instead, the local...
Todd Helton loves Shark Week but who doesn’t?
Helton joined the Press Box this morning to discuss a range of topics from Elk meat to shark week. He admitted to watching a few innings of Rockies baseball (bliss his soul) and that playing baseball is much better than watching baseball.
It sounds like retirement has been good to the Toddfather. Take a listen.
If you're going to replace Todd Helton at first base in Colorado while wearing Larry Walker's old number, you better have a solid resume.
The Rockies are convinced four-time All-Star and former American League MVP Justin Morneau is the answer as they begin the post-Helton era.
''It'd be tough for anybody to have to fill those shoes,'' manager Walt Weiss said of Helton, the freshly...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014
Five things to know about the Colorado Rockies as they start their first spring training camp in two decades without first baseman Todd Helton:
ICONIC FIGURE: Helton received a horse as a retirement gift last season and rode off into the sunset. Well, to his farm just north of Denver, anyway. Helton was the face of the franchise, the voice everyone listened to in the locker room...
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February 13, 2014
Todd Helton has had a lot to do with the success that the Colorado Rockies have had over the years. Over the span of his career he set all kinds of team records including most hits (2,519), home runs (369), doubles (592), walks (1,335), runs scored (1,401), RBIs (1,406), games played (2,247), and total bases (4,292).When you have numbers like that it is only fitting that the team...
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The Colorado Rockies will retire former first baseman Todd Helton's No. 17 on Aug. 17.
The club announced its promotional schedule Thursday and it includes a three-day weekend honoring Helton, who retired at the end of last season.
Helton will be honored in a ceremony on Aug. 17 before the Rockies play the Cincinnati Reds.
Also, Root Sports announced former Rockies outfielder...
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February 06, 2014