Oh, so you got a lot of gifts this year, did you Mariano Rivera? That's neat. I see you got a rocking chair made out of bats, and some other tacky crap. Really cool. But, um, did you happen to receive a goddamn horse? Oh, you didn't? Well guess who did get a horse? Todd Helton, that's who!
In the 1,140 previous home games the 17-year veteran played for the Rockies, his only Major League club, Todd Helton batted .345 and hit 226 home runs. This shouldn't come as a shock. And yet — the first baseman just turned 40, he'd hit just 14 homers this season and the Rockies don't exactly command an air of destiny.
In the first inning of today's Cardinals-Rockies game, Todd Helton caught Carpenter napping. After taking a pickoff throw he fakes the toss back to the pitcher, and tags Carpenter as he wanders off the bag.
Todd Helton announces his retirement: The 40-year-old first baseman will stop playing at the end of 2013. Helton played all 17 seasons of his career with the Colorado Rockies. [Denver Post]
Yesterday, we learned about Rockies first baseman Todd Helton's DUI arrest and were treated to his I-am-too-drunk-for-pictures-right-now mugshot, but specific details were sparse. We knew that Helton was arrested a few blocks from his house at 2:39 a.m., but that was about it. Thanks to TMZ, which has obtained a copy…
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol in Thornton, Colo. According to police, Helton was pulled over a few blocks away from his home at 2:39 a.m. Helton just released a statement on the incident, via the Denver Post:
It was a bad night for Todd Helton, the cornerstone of the Rockies for 16 seasons, he of the .321 lifetime batting average and 58.7 WAR (good for 11th among active players and higher than Vlad Guerrero, Ichiro, and a slew of others you'd expect to be above Helton). But tonight in Philadelphia, when Placido Polanco…
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The Colorado Rockies need a theme song! After beating the Dodgers on Thursday for their 11th straight win — the longest winning streak in the majors this season — they are on the verge of making the playoffs for only the second time in their history. The Rockies are one game out in the wild-card race, with their final…
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