Notes: Spilborghs enjoying the ride

Notes: Spilborghs enjoying the ride

BOSTON -- The Rockies' Ryan Spilborghs realizes that memories fade, but video lasts forever.

It's hard to imagine Spilborghs forgetting this magical time. His two-homer, six-RBI performance on Sunday against the Orioles gave him four hits in nine at-bats and a .325 batting average since being called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on May 19.

But Spilborghs, who started as the designated hitter on Tuesday night against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, is taking no chances.

"I'm just documenting this whole year in the Minor Leagues and Major Leagues," Spilborghs said. "Friends and family, when I get home, they always want to know what my lifestyle is like.

"It's giving people a chance to see from Triple-A. It's giving them a chance to see bus rides in Triple-A to here -- having the bus pull up to the side of the plane."

Spilborghs toured Camden Yards when the Rockies were in Baltimore, and he'll also film the inside of the Green Monster at Fenway at some point soon. But the camera isn't just for baseball, ballparks and clubhouse shenanigans.

During Monday's off-day, Spilborghs used his camera to record American Revolution history.

"I took a nice little walk on the Freedom Trail in Boston," Spilborghs said. "I got my camera out."

Spilborghs also has a chance to produce an on-field highlight against Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

"He's given us a pretty good at-bat; we'll see how it plays out," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "I think when you get six RBIs, there's an unwritten rule that you get another chance to play.

"I had six RBIs once, and I got to play the next day. It didn't always happen."

Lights, camera, (no) action: One of the biggest non-stories of the offseason was the aborted trade of Rockies first baseman Todd Helton to the Red Sox. To avoid having to constantly discuss it, Helton held a press conference in the visitors' dugout on Tuesday.

Helton has a complete no-trade clause and would have had to approve a deal if both teams reached an agreement. He still has a positive first impression of Fenway when the Rockies visited in 2002.

"It's a wonderful city," Helton said. "I enjoy the city; I enjoy playing in a ballpark with this much history. It's a fun place to play. It's the atmosphere. It's a big deal.

"I can remember calling my dad from the hotel room, telling him, 'I can see Fenway right now, and I'm going to go play.' That's probably the biggest thing, sharing it with my dad."

Hurdle has his own special Fenway memory.

"I had a birthday here," said Hurdle, recalling his day as a player. "It's not something that gets out on the road very often, but they started singing 'Happy Birthday' out in right field during the seventh-inning break.

"I was taken aback by it. They were waving and calling my name, and I just thought that was really, really cool, because I've not had people say 'Happy Birthday' to me in my own home sometimes, and they're doing it at Fenway Park. Smart fans. They know their stuff. They do their homework."

Of Helton's willingness to accept a trade to the Sox, Hurdle said: "I can't take that as a slap in the face. This is a pretty good baseball town."

Up next: On Wednesday, right-hander Josh Fogg (1-5, 5.06 ERA) will face Red Sox righty Curt Schilling (6-2, 3.49), who came one out shy of a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory against the Athletics in his last start. First pitch is slated for 5:05 p.m. MT.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.