Todd Helton 1st Baseman
My favorite Rockies player.
Placed on the DL July 4, 2008. Recently placed on the 60 day DL and had all of his back/injury information and MRI results sent to Dr. Robert Watkins, a spine Surgeon from the Republic of California.
I don’t want this to be the end of the season or career for Todd.
I’m just not ready for that, nor is he, or Rockies fans for that matter.
He deserves the chance next season to prove himself again.
Something just seems right when Helton is guarding first base.
Maybe it’s familiarity.
We have all watched Hurdle shuffle players into different positions all season long. When Todd was on first base..HE was on first.
Hurdle wouldn’t think of moving him. He would replace him..but not move him…Respect.
I went to a lot of home games last year and his presence is missing from this team this season.
Especially right now as were making the final push to the end..
At this point, the Rockies need to do a whole lot a winning or I know two other teams that need to do a whole lot of losing. Anything is still possible we know that.
I always sensed that last years amazing run was all for Todd Helton. This team wanted to impress him. To gain his respect.
To win it for him.
He is a quiet type of leader. However, don’t mistake his silence for lack of passion.
His silence is his passion.
Think about it.
So I guess my question is.
Who is this season for??
Good Luck #17, I hope your back lets you come back..
Rockies take on the Dodgers in LA for a three game set. Rockies are currently on a three game winning streak coming off of a sweep of the Nationals in Washington. The D-Backs and Dodgers are tied for first in our division and the Rockies are seven games back.
Ubaldo Jimenez is on the mound tonight for the Rockies and Kuroda for the Dodgers.
Game starts at 8:10 MST.