It’s Gonna Be Odd…Without Todd
September 25, 2013
Red Sox vs Rockies…Todd Helton’s Last Game at Coors Field.
I knew this day was going to be insane when I arrived an hour and a half early to Coors Field and it looked like Opening Day. DJ pumping out some techo on Blake Street and Rockies fans everywhere wearing #17 jerseys, it was an incredible sight. I normally don’t wear player’s jerseys (I have my Ranter jerseys), but there was a time when I did wear #17′s.
I arrived early with the intention of soaking in the sights and sounds of the last game my favorite player would ever play at Coors Field.
However, I found myself trying to snag a good place in line as it was not only Todd’s last home game it was his bobble head day and Rockies fans (including yours truly) dig-em. In fact Rockies fans like their bobble heads so much every single one of them showed up 2 hours early.
Never have I ever seen a crowd that big trying to get inside Coors Field at once. I’m glad I entered Coors early because as I hit the front row of the pavilion I noticed a 20th Anniversary logo ball sitting on the warning track. Twenty two games this season and I had not snagged a Rockies Anniversary ball. I noticed Chad Bettis walking up to the ball and I really wanted that ball. So I went a little out of my comfort zone and said “Sir, I’ve been to a lot of games this year and I’ve yet to snag a commemorative ball, any chance I could talk you out of that one.”
Chad looked up, smiled and tossed it to me. Never hurts to ask I guess :)
Looks like Dinger snagged a pair of Helton’s briefs.
This picture show is all about Helton.
Tulo joining the crowd.
Rockies gift to Helton.
Rockies…You got this one right!
Former Rockie Brad Hawpe.
Gone, just like everyone in attendance knew it would be.
Coors Field goes absolutely nuts!
One last trip home.
I’m proud of the Rockies for the way they did Helton’s last game. Props to the Red Sox for being cool during the whole ceremony.
It was hard to upload and look at all these pictures as it brought back the feeling I experience during the game. Helton has been there as long as I’ve been going to Rockies games on a regular basis.
Now there’s just a big empty first base. I hope they leave the 17 in the outfield.
There was a guy carrying around this picture of Todd as a Centaur for the last few games I went to.
Weird as hell but blog worthy.
I’m “D” the Ranter.
Who’s gonna be the leader of the Rockies now? Most of us know who it shouldn’t be.
I feel like the off-season blues are gonna be a whole lot bluer.
Good luck to you Todd and thanks for all the Memories!