It was announced late last night and most Rockies fans new it was coming. Todd Helton is retiring.
There is no shortage of feelings this news sends running through my veins and there are no words that can do justice to the man's remarkable career. I already wrote him a letter earlier this season and in order to avoid re-treading I'd like to quote what I wrote then:
I only want to add that I find it perfect ironic serenity that people have been so enamoured with Mariano Reviera this season during his farewell tour. He has recieved gifts and praise and an MLB All-Star game MVP award (sorry I already said gifts) while Todd Helton has done what he has always done; his job quietly and without fanfare.