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Rockies Redemption: First baseman Ben Paulsen redeems mental error with walk-off single

Some heroes look like this. Other times they look like this. But sometimes, and more specifically during Monday's Rangers-Rockies game, they look like this:


That's Rockies rookie first baseman Ben Paulsen. Now, Paulsen wasn't always a hero. In fact, during the fifth inning of said game between the Rangers and Rockies, Paulsen was quite the opposite -- forgetting the number of outs and allowing two runs to score:


Texas used the momentum from the miscue to score two more runs and tie the game at 7. But, fortunately for Colorado fans, Ben Paulsen was not done. He rose from the ashes of despair and scorn, stepped up to the plate with a runner on in the ninth inning and slashed a white sphere of redemption into the cool Rocky Mountain night:'s Thomas Harding caught up with the 27-year-old after the game:

"When you make bonehead plays like that, you've just got to forget about it and keep going," said Paulsen, whose game-winner -- the first walk-off of his career -- came off Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers. "It's funny how it worked out."

An win for the Rockies. A win for Ben Paulsen. A win for all of us.