Helton stresses team-first mentality

Hall of Fame certainly a possibility for veteran Rockie, but he won't talk a lick about it

Originally Published: August 11, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

When Todd Helton sees Rockies teammate Dexter Fowler gliding effortlessly into the gap for a fly ball or Troy Tulowitzki loading up for a Shawon Dunston-like cannon shot from shortstop, a little piece of him reflects upon his early apprenticeship in Colorado -- when the vast expanse of green at Coors Field beckoned and the world was filled with promise.

Back in his University of Tennessee days, Helton was a classic triple threat: football quarterback in the fall and hitting and pitching ...

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