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Jim Tracy, Rockies players visit the Aurora shooting victims

Jul 27, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

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The Rockies did a good thing:

After playing a game in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Rockies arrived in Denver at about 3 a.m. Thursday. On the message board inside the clubhouse, a notice was posted asking for volunteers to meet with victims at the hospital.

Jim Tracy and 11 players showed up to visit the victims of last week’s Aurora shooting: Todd Helton, Michael CuddyerEric Young Jr.Matt BelisleJosh Roenicke,Christian FriedrichJordan PachecoJosh RutledgeRex BrothersDrew PomeranzAdam Ottavino and Mike Ekstrom.

Tracy said that it would have been a bigger group but that since they were visiting the intensive care unit they had to limit their numbers.

Check out the story. Lots of good quotes from the players putting things in perspective.

  1. southofheaven81 - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Well-done. That & Christian Bale’s visit were both total class moves.

  2. yahmule - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Several Bronco players have also visited the victims. In a gesture of incredible compassion and generosity, Carolina Panther WR Steve Smith donated $100,000 to the survivors of this cowardly attack.

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