Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies game will start at 5:40 p.m. PT at the Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. The game will be televised on channel NESN. Those without television or not in the region, the Red Sox vs. Rockies game can be watched through online live stream here (click on full screen to avoid the ads).
The Red Sox may have already won the American League East crown, but the crowd would still be cheering for Todd Helton, Rockies first baseman for the last 17 years, as it is his final game at Coors Field.
"What will I miss the most?" Helton said during his retirement news conference last week. "I'll miss the competition. I'll miss the anticipation of walking out of the tunnel and seeing the fans, and getting ready to play the game. That's going to be the toughest part to me.
"You hear all the time, 'Why didn't you smile more out there on the field? Why didn't you show more emotion?' Because I was out there trying my hardest. To me, when you're out there trying your hardest, it's hard to smile all the time. But let me tell you, I was enjoying myself. I was enjoying every minute that I spent out there."
Helton then choked up briefly.
"I'm going to miss walking out of the tunnel at night, walking past Charlotte [Johnson, who is in charge of the gate through which the players leave], saying goodnight, trying to figure out how I'm going to get a hit the next day or how we're going to win a game the next day," he said. "To me, that's going to be the hardest.
"The fans of Colorado, I'd like to thank them. I'd like to think that I've been the model of consistency, but ya'll have been the model of consistency for me. I don't know how those girls stand out there and hold that sign every time I come up."
Other points worth noting are Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is riding a career-high nine-game hitting streak. On the other hand, since Aug. 9, the Red Sox have stolen 37 bases without a runner being thrown out.