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February 13, 2009 10:45 AM

Vote on Mt. Rockmore

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Time to vote
It's spring training time and we thought it would be fun to choose the four greatest Rockies to go on the Mountain. So jump right in and vote by going to
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2009/feb/12/who-are-four-greatest-rockies/.



Discussion

  • February 13, 2009

    11:45 AM

    Kylie writes:

    Todd Helton and Larry Walker, for starters. They're the obvious ones but someone had to say it.

  • February 13, 2009

    12:44 PM

    cbizkit writes:

    I think it is a little too early in the history of this franchise to put together a greatest list. That being said, Walker, Helton, The Big Cat, and Vinnie Castilla would be my votes.

  • February 13, 2009

    5:49 PM

    Jezru writes:

    Seeing as how there are only two seasons (realistically) where they haven't been a total joke I think Mt. Rockmore should be a pristine undisturbed slab of mountain.

    Seriously, if other baseball clubs find out you're doing this they're going to double over in laughter. I mean, really, there are beer vendors with better stats than the 99% of these losers that field this team year after year.

    J

  • February 13, 2009

    8:20 PM

    EW writes:

    Totally in agreement with Cbizkit. Jezru, go back to reading the NYT.

  • February 13, 2009

    8:49 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    People,

    It's incredibly obvious that Todd Helton was using steroids during his early years with the Rockies. If you don't see that, after all the players that have been outed as users already, then your head is in the sand.
    It doesn't matter that Helton hasn't been officially named in a report, or that he hasn't been charged. He's guilty by association. His best years offensively were during the meat of the steroid era. He has since turned into a player who can barely hit 10 home runs in a season after posting a high of 49.

    As others have said, the Rockies have barely been on the radar long enough for this to even be a discussion of "who are the best."

    At least the Nuggets have been around for 30+ years. How about trying a Mt. Nuggmore. I know it will still be a stretch to find enough decent players to make up a foursome from that awful franchise, but at least it would be legit.

  • February 14, 2009

    2:40 AM

    Gregg writes:

    Mike Hampton, Denny Neagle, Charlie Monfort, Dick Monfort.

    That's the four.

    You can also carve into the rock "Here Be The Four Fathers that ruined a franchise."

  • February 14, 2009

    7:29 AM

    Jeremy writes:

    Four greatest Rockies? EASY!
    1) Mt. Elbert (Tallest in US Rockies)
    2) Mount Robson (Tallest in Canadian Rockies)
    3) Pikes Peak (History - Zebulun Pike, etc)
    4) Mount Rundle (Banff)

    Oh, you meant the baseball team?
    Give them 50 years of history, and then we might have a real good discussion on the greatest Rockies.

  • February 14, 2009

    1:28 PM

    Brent writes:

    Dante Bichette
    Todd Helton
    Matt Holliday
    Larry Walker

  • February 15, 2009

    12:42 AM

    TRSpidey writes:

    Todd Helton Larry Walker Dante Bichette Andre "The Cat" Galarraga

  • February 15, 2009

    7:40 AM

    stanbob writes:

    Brilliant RMN, leaving that post by Anonymous at 6:24 yesterday up for this long.

  • February 15, 2009

    7:34 PM

    Mike writes:

    No kidding. 25 hours and that post is still there. Is anyone home?

  • February 15, 2009

    8:09 PM

    Drew writes:

    There's always one commenter who has to spoil it for everyone else. Sorry it spent so long online. I'm taking some time off and therefore not monitoring this blog 24/7. The comment has been removed and forwarded to the proper authorities. You can't get away with making comments like that on this blog.

  • February 15, 2009

    11:11 PM

    5280Southbound writes:

    Todd Helton-Face of the franchise and it's greatest player...

    Larry Walker-A good player who gave alot of good years to the franchise particuarly at it's beggining...

    Andreas Gallaraga-Another great Rockies player and one of its founding fathers...

    Matt Holliday-Yes he's gone before his time but he led the team to a dream season and its best season ever and became a local hero for forever breifly... Could be the best player to ever play for the young franchise...
    Hopefully in twenty five years this Mount Rushmore will look radically different. I agree with Gregg that any real monument to this franchise should tell it's of true history which is why a Neagle/Hampton/Monforts monument may be more accurate and appropriate.

    Drew-Have you noticed ESPN is also running a Mount Rushmore promotion? I was wondering what you thought about this...

  • February 15, 2009

    11:12 PM

    5280Southbound writes:

    Todd Helton-Face of the franchise and it's greatest player...

    Larry Walker-A good player who gave alot of good years to the franchise particuarly at it's beggining...

    Andreas Gallaraga-Another great Rockies player and one of its founding fathers...

    Matt Holliday-Yes he's gone before his time but he led the team to a dream season and its best season ever and became a local hero for forever breifly... Could be the best player to ever play for the young franchise...
    Hopefully in twenty five years this Mount Rushmore will look radically different. I agree with Gregg that any real monument to this franchise should tell it's of true history which is why a Neagle/Hampton/Monforts monument may be more accurate and appropriate.

    Drew-Have you noticed ESPN is also running a Mount Rushmore promotion? I was wondering what you thought about this...

  • February 16, 2009

    11:21 AM

    Louis writes:

    My Mt. Rockmore

    Andres Gallaraga: Our original Rockies hero. First Rockie All-Star and a great guy.

    Todd Helton: As close to an iconic figure as the Rockies has ever had.

    Walt Weiss: As good a defensive player as we've ever had (With Larry Walker being a very close 2nd). The team went downhill after getting rid of him after the wild card season.

    Don Baylor: All right. I know he wasn't a player for the Rockies. But he was their first coach, also our first playoff coach. In 6 seasons as coach he had 3 winning seasons and even when he teams were out of it in Sept they played hard until the last game each season. For these reasons I think he belongs

  • February 16, 2009

    11:28 AM

    Frank Hubbard writes:

    The four profiles for Mount Rockmore are perfect, the Blake Street Bombers, enough said.

  • February 17, 2009

    3:34 PM

    Jersey writes:

    Jezru: LOL and apropo! Excuse me but just what is wrong with reading the NYT's? Don't knock it until you try it!

  • February 18, 2009

    8:26 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    I'd bet just about anything that Helton is one of the 104. Just no dount about it. The only question is....will if ever be officially announced?

  • February 19, 2009

    12:11 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    So, now that Francis is out for the season, I'd say the Rockies are on pace for about 40-45 wins. Yes, this will easily be the worst Rockies team ever this season. If there ever was a complete joke of a team, it is the Rockies.

  • February 22, 2009

    1:59 PM

    RJL writes:

    HELTON = STEROIDS JUNKIE

  • March 9, 2009

    1:16 PM

    Lamar writes:

    I think it should be drawn as a work in progress with Larry Walker and three unfinished sculptures beside him

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  • December 7, 2009

    8:26 AM

    Drew writes:

    As of now,

    Todd Helton
    Dante Bichete
    Vinny Castilla
    Larry Walker

    And no, Todd Helton never ever used steroids. He just had his prime during one of the largest offensive explosions in league history. WHY DO YOU EVEN MENTION THIS. He has passed ever single test, never even been questioned. Sounds to me like some biased freaks are jealous that there's a truly good player that never used them.
    Want Steroids? Check out every offensive and defensive line in the NFL. There's no way they didn't

  • December 7, 2009

    8:27 AM

    Drew writes:

    By the way, i think in a few years it will be impossible not to include Troy Tulowitski on this list.

  • December 7, 2009

    8:30 AM

    Drew writes:

    And finally, to that anonymous poster who predicted 40-45 wins. Try 93 wins and a wild card.

  • December 18, 2009

    4:50 PM

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  • February 17, 2010

    7:04 PM

    cymousuanna writes:

    Дискуссии - это всегда хорошо, но не стоит забывать о том, что не всякому мнению можно верить. Часто в очень серйозных и сложных темах комментарии вставляют дети, иногда это заводит в тупик. Спору нет, бывает, что теже школьники могут дать дельный совет. Но это скорее исключение, чем правило. Поэтому я вообще стал относится к интернет-сообществам с некоторой предвзятостью. Интернет слишком доступен сейчас.

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