Troy Tulowitzki is a National League all-star for the second consecutive season. Will Todd Helton be joining him? Tulowitzki was named to the NL team Sunday, having been voted in by his fellow players. He was the lone Rockie to make the team, but veteran first baseman Helton has a chance if he wins a special supplemental election — "The Final Vote" — to be decided by fans, who can cast their ballots at MLB.com through 2 p.m. Thursday. Rockies manager Jim Tracy was Helton's de facto campaign manager Sunday. "I'm imploring to our Rockies nation to get busy, get online and punch that name 'Helton' as many times as you can possibly do it," Tracy said. "The contribution that this man has made to not only this city and this organization, but to the game in general, I think it's really important for this guy to get a legitimate opportunity to get to that game." Helton shrugged off any special attention, saying it "would be an honor to be named," but that he wasn't going to let it affect his day.
Tulowitzki selected for All-Star Game; Helton in mix
Denver Post | Jul 4