Troy Tulowitzki no longer the best player on Rockies infield?

Ever since Todd Helton retired, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been synonymous with the Colorado Rockies. However, Tulowitzki is arguably not even the best player on the Rockies infield anymore. Tim Healey of Sports On Earth compares Tulowitzki’s statistics this seasons with third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu. According to various offensive and defensive...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

One-on-one with Todd Helton

Todd Helton is the Colorado Rockies. He’s the only player in franchise history with his number retired (apologies to Jackie Robinson, but he never played in Colorado). He is the best “receiver of the baseball” Jim Tracy has ever seen. He’s funny. He respects the game. And, he knows it was his responsibility to give back to the game. His numbers are Hall of Fame worthy, and...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Arenado learning from Tulowitzki just as he learned from Helton

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is arguably the face of the Colorado Rockies franchise right now. Though at 30-years-old, his days as that face will eventually come to an end whether because of age, injury or trade. Third baseman Nolan Arenado, at 24-years-old, is the most likely to take on that mantle following Tulo. Before Tulowitzki, Todd Helton was synonymous with the Rockies. Tulowitzki...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

MHSM 150 Covers Contest: 21-25

In nearly 13 years of publishing, Mile High Sports Magazine has now produced more than 150 unique covers. Throughout the month of June, YOU tell us which one is the best. Covers 21 – 25 include Todd Helton’s only cover appearance, Rod Smith, and the U.S. Women’s Open with Annika Sorenstam. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we’ll showcase some of our staff favorites...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - First Base

View image | Paul Goldschmidt has returned from a season ending injury in 2014 to another hot start, hitting .329/.440/.611 with 12 HRs and 38 RBI in 46 games.  Adrian Gonzalez has swung a hot bat as well in 2015, owning a .341/.417/.628 slash that has led to 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 35 RBI.  All-Time Greats - Catchers   But compared to the All...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Different Strokes

The dream was really no different than it ever was. The feeling of being rushed. Getting called upon, but never quite being able to get ready. Always in slow motion. It used to happen all the time, but not lately. Todd Helton had the dream “quite often” when he played baseball for a living. But when he stopped, so too did the dream. It just went away. But in April, the night...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Baseball is Great

Every year, hope springs eternal for our hometown baseball team. I can’t tell you how many amazing days I’ve had at Coors Field since moving here in 1999. Sun-splashed opening days and freezing-cold World Series nights in October, mixed with a wide variety of different games, have made going to watch the Rockies game a thrill. My family hasn’t been to one single Broncos game...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The 20 Moments, 20 Years

Angry because the Rockies have yet to win a division title? Rocktober beginning to feel like a distant memory? Well, sure; we all want to root, root, root for the home team, especially when they win. But records and pennants aside, a quick stroll down Memory Lane reveals that Coors Field has been the home of one fantastic experience after another. As sports fans, that’s all we...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

The cover-up is can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous lies in pro sports have involved athletes trying to cover themselves for things they know they shouldn't be doing. Tough to explain to your bosses paying millions of dollars that you can't...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies “what if”: Todd Helton

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...
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Helton’s ceremonial weekend was bittersweet

To begin, two important confessions: First, I am a fan of the Colorado Rockies. Despite their current record, perceived or actual ineptitude, or inability to win their own division, I will always cheer first, and loudest, for the Colorado Rockies. Second, I am a Todd Helton fan. Now that both of those truths are out in broad daylight, I offer the crux of this very column: Something...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Helton’s retirement ceremony

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. Drew...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

It was a great day to be a fan of the Colorado Rockies

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...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies retire Helton's No. 17 jersey after 17-year career in Colorado

  Todd Helton brought the crowd at Coors Field to its feet again Sunday when the Colorado Rockies retired the No. 17 jersey of their longtime first baseman. Helton, a career .316 hitter, retired after last season following a stellar 17-year career, all with the Rockies. He is the first player in the team's 22-year history to have his number retired. With his wife and two daughters...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies retire Helton's No. 17 jersey

DENVER (AP) Todd Helton brought the crowd at Coors Field to its feet again Sunday when the Colorado Rockies retired the No. 17 jersey of their longtime first baseman. Helton, a career .316 hitter, retired after last season following a stellar 17-year career, all with the Rockies. He is the first player in the team's 22-year history to have his number retired. With his wife and two...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

As Colorado Rockies kick off Todd Helton weekend, get ready for the local hatred

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...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies plan three-day celebration to retire Todd Helton's No. 17

Todd Helton's jersey will be retired in a big way this weekend in Colorado. The Rockies are going to celebrate the first baseman's career. He hit .316 with 369 home runs and 1,406 RBI from 1997-2013. Helton, the eighth overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft, is the franchise's all-time leader in homers, RBI, games played (2,247), hits (2,519), runs (1,401), singles (1,521), doubles ...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Helton also thinks watching baseball is boring

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. For complete...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Run Tracker Data And Regression

The ESPN Home Run Tracker ( is an amazing service for all things home runs. The site gives you everything you would want to know about a home run. In a world that lacks publicly available hit f/X, The ESPN Home Run Tracker is a unique, exciting, and free data source. The Tracker provides details on each dinger hit in the big leagues giving hit speed, elevation...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rockies Announcers Are Sick of the Rockies Being Terrible

Colorado Rockies: 2011-present … Did I just witness that? - – - – - Also see …  PICTURE: Rockies fan created a Todd Helton centaur painting VIDEO: Troy Tulowitzki congratulates Rafael Betancourt’s crotch SP’s MLB page The post VIDEO: Rockies Announcers Are Sick of the Rockies Being Terrible appeared first on SportsPickle.
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No leader in the Rockies’ clubhouse

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Normally, the people at the top of the food chain get the blame when things go wrong. That’s the way it works; and it’s why words like those mentioned above ring so true. When someone is entrusted with the authority to make decisions or is compensated in a staggering manner because of their talent in a specific field, they are...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Stars Appear Unhappy With Direction of the Team

At 36-51, the Colorado Rockies are bottom feeders over halfway through the 2014 season. They are right there with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros with the worst record in baseball. For a couple stars in Colorado, this losing seems to be growing thin on them.  According to Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez have spoken candidly about...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UK Baseball Star AJ Reed Named SEC Male Athlete of the Year

Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed and Florida softball standout Hannah Rogers have been named 2013-14 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference Male and Female Athletes of the Year, in a voting by the league’s athletics directors, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced on Tuesday. “AJ and Hannah are true examples of outstanding student-athletes,” Slive said. “They have competed at...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Desert Disaster: Arizona Diamondbacks’ Woes Continue

As of today, the worst team in the National League is the Chicago Cubs. The second-worst, however, is a bit of surprise. It’s the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Diamondbacks finished 2013’s campaign in second place, with a perfectly mediocre record of 81-81. They were 11 games behind the division winning Los Angeles Dodgers.  Diamondback fans had some reason to hope for a stronger...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies victim of Coors Field double-standard

Earlier Tuesday on a morning radio show, San Francisco Giants color analyst Mike Krukow wondered out loud whether National League batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was receiving stolen signs at Coors Field. When reached for comment by the Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders Wednesday, Krukow elaborated. “I’m looking at the numbers Tulowitzki has, and good God, there is only one reason...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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