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Rockies Cardboard Cutouts Revealed

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On Saturday, (some of) our questions were answered

Finally, we know who’s been seated in the Jury of Rockies Greats that watches games played at an empty Coors Field. On Saturday, the Rockies gave us the key:

We’ve debated on Twitter who’s there (including some conspiracy theories), and now we know.

Here’s how the jury breaks down. (Go here to see the website for yourself.)

I, for one, am happy to see Matt Holliday, Gerardo Parra, and DJ LeMahieu hanging out again and (hopefully) reminiscing about Rocktober 2018. (For the record, DJ looks better in purple pinstripes.)

Don Baylor rules.

As I go through this, I realize that I would have reorganized things differently: Place the managers together, for example. Since Rockies fans like to debate who was the best manager, it would give us reason to renew the discussion and perhaps rearrange them based on a Twitter poll.

Carlos González deserves a front row seat. That Dinger has a front-row seat and CarGo does not is just wrong.

Could we not get all of the Blake Street Bombers back together?

Here’s Todd Helton (the one true ToddFather) in the front row, but I’m going to have to lodge a complaint about Troy Tulowitzki. How is he not on the front row, and why are there so few of him? (In retrospect, multiple Tulos might have resolved some injury issues.)

Rockies Jury by the Numbers

That’s the seating chart. But who are the most numerous cardboard Rockies?

Number of Rockies Cardboard Cutouts

Player Number of Versions
Player Number of Versions
Walker (HOF) 12
Walker (NotHOF) 6
Young, Sr. 7
Bichette 6
Dinger 6
Helton 6
Holliday 6
Astacio 3
Baylor 3
Bettis 3
Castilla 3
Desmond 3
Fowler 3
Gonzalez 3
Hawpe 3
LeMahieu 3
Morneau 3
Parra 3
Sullivan 3
Weiss 3
Wilson 3
Spilborghs 2
Matsui 1
Tulowitzki 1

I have questions.

That Larry Walker is the leader makes sense. He’s the first Rockie to enter the Hall of Fame and, well, he’s Larry Walker, so, of course. And the players who rated six cutouts also make sense — except for Dinger. I assume that the Rockies are guessing kids everywhere will want a Dinger cutout. (And to be fair, he’s been with the club since the beginning.)

Poll

Of the most popular cutouts, which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Dante Bichette
    (7 votes)
  • 10%
    Dinger
    (12 votes)
  • 42%
    Todd Helton
    (50 votes)
  • 6%
    Matt Holliday
    (8 votes)
  • 11%
    Larry Walker
    (14 votes)
  • 19%
    Larry Walker HOF
    (23 votes)
  • 2%
    Eric Young, Sr.
    (3 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

Can we please talk about Tulo? He was an amazingly good shortstop with the Rockies despite, well, everything, and fans love Tulo. You blew this one, Rockies: There should be at least three Tulos.

I asked the Rockies via Twitter for some details about the auction and starting bids. Here’s what they said:

So stay tuned, and start saving up.

Poll

Of the second-most popular cutouts, which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Pedro Astacio
    (4 votes)
  • 5%
    Don Baylor
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Chad Bettis
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    Vinny Castilla
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Ian Desmond
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Dexter Fowler
    (4 votes)
  • 28%
    Carlos González
    (29 votes)
  • 8%
    Brad Hawpe
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    DJ LeMahieu
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Justin Morneau
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Gerardo Parra
    (5 votes)
  • 15%
    Ryan Spilborghs
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Cory Sullivan
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Preston Wilson
    (0 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now

Myself, I’d really like that Ottavino cutout. He’s a player I miss having on the team. Remember those awesome 8th innings where Otto would take the mound to Kid Cudi? I think Cardboard Otto might look pretty good on the wall of my office.

Which cutout would you buy? And do you think the Rockies underrepresented any players — or ignored important Rockies all together?

Let us know in the comments.

(I’ve written about empty stadiums throughout the season. You can read those articles here, here, and here.)

(This story has been updated to correct an error. Kaz Matsui was included.)