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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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Rockies Review
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies retire Helton's No. 17 jersey

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Rockies Review
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  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.
Via Sports Pickle
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to know about the Colorado Rockies

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies to Retire Todd Helton's No. 17; First Jersey in Team History to be Retired

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...
Via FatManWriting
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies to retire Helton's No. 17 jersey

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Helton's No. 17 to be retired by Colorado Rockies on Aug. 17

Just hours before Todd Helton played his final home game last September, owner Dick Monfort promised that the first baseman's number would be retired. Thursday, a date was set. He will become the first Rockie to receive the honor for his playing career in a pregame ceremony at Coors Field on Aug. 17, fitting for No. 17. It will conclude "Retire 17" weekend. The three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Helton’s personal take on retirement from MLB

Tweet Recently retired Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton wrote a column for Sports Illustrated Wednesday, giving his personal take on what he plans to do after 17 seasons of playing professional baseball. We’ll let  Helton take it from here: As I ride off into the sunset on my retirement gift from the Colorado Rockies – a horse named...
Via Los That Sports Blog
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

GUEST POST: Small Market Sports weighs in on Todd Helton's career with the Colorado Rockies

Todd Helton during the National Western Stock Show in 2010.BY: TAYLOR BEATTYSmall Market SportsColorado is home to some of the most scenic mountain landscapes in the world. They represent stability and strength. No one represented these traits more for the Colorado Rockies than Todd Helton. Some will say it was the thin air and playing his whole career in a “hitter’s park”...
Via Rockies Review
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Helton stays classy with farewell ad in Denver Post

Some trends get old quickly. I can’t say the athlete “thank you” ads to the fans is one of those. It’s a classy move by a player and, despite how it may feel because of the media coverage of such outward displays of gratitude, is still relatively infrequent. Here’s the latest example from longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. Helton, a five-time All-Star...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Helton thanks Colorado fans with full page ad in Denver Post

Todd Helton played his last game on Sunday ending a 17-year career with 2,519 hits and five All-Star selections. Helton took out a full page ad in the Denver Post to thank the fans of the Colorado Rockies. Dear Fans, I want to thank you. For every ticket you bought, for every cheer you led, every rain delay you weathered, every sign you held, every rally cap you sported. Thank you...
Via Tireball.com
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Helton thanks Rockies fans with full page ad in Denver Post

While Mariano Rivera’s retirement has certainly been the most media-focused story of the week, Colorado Rockies Todd Helton quietly bowed out of his playing days in Colorado.  The 5-time All-Star, who spent his entire career in Colorado, finished with 2519 hits, 369 RBI, .316 AVG, and a .414 OBP (higher than a certain Miguel Cabrera to date, if you’re keeping score at home)...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Helton Thanks Rockies Fans With Full-Page Ad in Denver Post (Photo)

Todd Helton went out on top on Sunday, closing out his 17-year MLB career with a 2-1 win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Helton has spent all 17 of those seasons in Colorado, leading the Rockies to their lone National League pennant in 2007 and retiring as the franchise leader in more than a dozen offensive categories. The Rockies thanked him with an emotional pregame ceremony ...
Via NESN.com
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Vin Scully Narrates Moving Video Tribute to Todd Helton, Wishes First Baseman ‘Wonderful Life After Baseball’ (Video)

Todd Helton‘s 17-year major league is short in comparison to Vin Scully‘s 64 years behind the microphone. But it was still a memorable ride for Helton and those who got to know the Rockies first baseman. Helton played the final game of his big league career Sunday in Los Angeles. The 40-year-old will now ride off into the sunset after a very successful journey that included five...
Via NESN.com
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies say so long to Todd Helton

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer All the tributes and tips of the cap to the adoring crowd are now just memories for Todd Helton. On deck, a leisurely life of riding his new horse - a retirement gift from the Colorado Rockies - around his ranch located just a few miles away from the ball park. For the first time in nearly two decades,...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Todd Helton takes out full page ad to thank Rockies fans for support

The outstanding career of Todd Helton came to a close on Sunday. On Monday, the most recognizable face in Colorado Rockies franchise history wasted no time in offering his thanks to the fans who supported him through 17 years. The image above is the full page advertisement Helton published in the Denver Post. Thus, officially closing the book on one of the most undervalued...
Via Bush League Chronicle
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers give Todd Helton a classy send off as Colorado Rockies win finale

Goodbye, Todd Helton. Thank you.Who better to send a legend into retirement than Vin Scully?The Dodgers long-time broadcaster started Sunday off with a rousing tribute to Todd Helton, the Colorado Rockies first legend. The broadcaster, who has a voice of silk and a baseball encyclopedia in his mind, filmed a tribute to Helton that was played before the first pitch. It wished him...
Via Rockies Review
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Helton just two extra base hits shy of 1,000

Todd Helton's final days in a Rockies uniform is the only reason to watch.Some people might be tired of hearing about Todd Helton at his point.However, when the Colorado Rockies lose 15-5 and 11-0 in consecutive baseball games, late in September in a season on the brink of being a 90-loss campaign, there really isn't too much more to talk about.Helton homered and doubled...
Via Rockies Review
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Five best moments from Todd Helton's final five seasons

When I worked for the Rockies, we spent a lot of time talking about Todd Helton’s hall of fame candidacy. When Helton recovered from a hairy intestinal issue in 2006 to post the seventh four-win (or better) campaign of his career in 2007, the going thought was that if he was able to just to do that a few more times, he would be a shoo-in for the Hall. He stood at 51.1 WAR through...
Via Fangraphs
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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