On getaway day in Los Angeles, many members of the Colorado Rockies were visible in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in West Los Angeles. After Wednesday night’s game at Dodger Stadium, the Rockies fly north to San Francisco for a day off, followed by a three game set vs. the Giants. An easy player to spot was without question the most recognizable figure in the history of Colorado baseball.
First baseman Todd Helton has been a mainstay in Denver going all the way back to 1997. He stands as the franchise leader in games played, hits, homeruns, RBI and numerous other categories.
On Wednesday afternoon, one young baseball fan was especially excited to see Helton hanging around the hotel lobby. After spotting Helton, the boy took out a baseball and asked the big lefty for his autograph. Helton obliged and the kid’s day was made. The kid’s dad was so happy, he came over to other people in the lobby, telling them the story of what had just happened to his son. It sounds like the father and son are now baseball and Helton fans for life. Later that night, Helton would blast a homerun into the right field stands vs. the Dodgers.
Todd Helton came off as a class act Wednesday in LA.