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Todd Helton: The Real Toddfather


Todd Helton is three hits away from 2,500 for his career. He is also giving subtle acknowledgments that he will indeed retire at season’s end, though he still will not make an official announcement or partake in anything like a farewell tour. Still, we all understand what is likely to happen and are therefore starting to pay tribute to the greatest player in Colorado Rockies history. We cheer just a little bit louder when he comes through like he did with a two run home run in last night’s 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

It is in that context that I write today to ensure one thing: the “Toddfather” nickname belongs to Todd Helton and Todd Helton alone. With respect to Todd Frazier and Cincinnati Reds fans…just no. Stop it.

Todd Frazier is the not the Toddfather. Todd Helton is the Toddfather.

And this is not a generic nickname that just combines a guy’s name (i.e. CarGo). Yes, it is a pun on Godfather, but it is not meant to be used by multiple players.

It’s Todd Helton’s nickname. Period. Here is proof, if you need it (go to 4:32 of this video, via YouTube).


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  • Rob

    Seriously? Who are you, George Costanza? There can only be one T-Bone? And if you’re only defense is a commercial from 2009, it doesn’t hold much weight. Todd Helton is a great player and I talk nothing away from him, but us Reds fans will continue to use Toddfather for Todd Frazier.

    • Hayden Kane

      Hey guys – thanks for the comments! All in good fun. We just love our man Todd Helton and things are getting a bit emotional in what will be his final season. That includes his nickname…

      • Rob

        Completely understandable. Wish Todd nothing but the best. I know what he has meant to that franc

        • Hayden Kane

          Appreciate it, Rob. And enjoy watching your boys make their run to the playoffs (cries quietly to self as he posts comment…)

  • Chris Simpson

    Calm your tits Hayden Kane.

    • Hayden Kane

      Consider my tits calmed – thanks for reading!

  • Chris

    Yes, because if someone is called a name in a commercial it’s their name forever and nobody else can ever use it. #Fail

    • Hayden Kane

      Well, maybe not FOREVER, but at least for now? Pretty please?