Who’s on First? The Rockies Are Open to Suggestions

For 17 years, the Colorado Rockies never questioned who played first base. It was No. 17 — Todd Helton. Helton’s glove made everyone, including Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki, better defenders. He hit into the gaps at Coors Field better than anyone—smacking 592 doubles for his career.

Todd Helton was first base for the Rockies. He’s the only Rockies player who has had his number retired by the team. The Rockies even gave him a horse when he hung up his spurs for good.

Since Helton left, the Rockies have filled his old job with veterans Justin Morneau and Mark Reynolds.

Last offseason, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich decided to go in a different direction. When Bridich signed Ian Desmond to play first base, we all fell into the trap.

Just imagine ‘Family Feud’ host Steve Harvey asking the question: “Who’s on first base for the Colorado Rockies?”

By and large, the Rockies’ community was the ‘Family Feud’ team whose crazy uncle shouts out a terrible answer.

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