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Adrian Beltre Newsbeat

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Beltré missing baseball less than he thought after 21 years

DALLAS (AP) — Adrián Beltré was afraid of how he was going to feel after announcing his retirement last November, a decision the former third baseman had pretty much reached privately a few months earlier during the season.

While at peace after 21 MLB seasons and 3,166 hits, Beltré still wasn’t sure what to expect when the Texas Rangers went to spring training, or when they opened this season without him.

“I thought I was going to miss it more, but I’m good,” Beltre said Wednesday. “So far it’s been good, so hopefully stays that way.”

Beltre’s appearance at the SMU Athletic Forum came about 3½ weeks before he will be back in Texas when the Rangers retire his No. 29 jersey on June 8.

There’s something to be said about being willing to completely quit something when the time has come.

QLE Posted: May 16, 2019 at 04:03 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, retirement

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rangers SS Andrus in much different spot with Beltre retired

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP)—Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus prepared for the first full-squad workout at a different locker than in past springs.

Now 30 and going into his 11th season, Andrus is in a much different place than just his spot in the clubhouse.

With star third baseman Adrian Beltre now retired, Andrus will be assuming a bigger leadership role on a team with a lot of 20-something position players in the lineup with him.

Sorry, folks, this article doesn’t mean that Andrus is moving to third base.

 

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:36 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, elvis andrus, rangers

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Rangers to retire Adrian Beltre’s number, is Cooperstown next?

The Texas Rangers have decided no player will ever wear No. 29 again. The team will retire Adrian Beltre’s number during the 2019 season.

Beltre will be honored during a pre-game ceremony June 8, according to the team’s Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake. The Rangers will take on the Oakland Athletics that day.

The move solidifies Beltre’s place in Rangers’ history. While Beltre played for four different teams throughout his Major League Baseball career, he experienced the most success with the Rangers. Beltre made three of his four All-Star appearances with the team. He hit .304/.357/.509, with 199 home runs, in his eight seasons with Texas.

I’m not sure that Betteridge’s Law applies here- wonder if this will be a controversial opinion….

QLE Posted: February 06, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers, retired numbers

Friday, January 25, 2019

JCPenney found a family for a holiday video, but had no idea it was Adrian Beltre’s family

At some point during the holiday season, leading up to Christmas, Adrian Beltre showed what retirement is all about.

Spending time with family ... by going to JCPenney during the holiday shopping rush.

There’s video to prove it, an add of some sort, but the people who shot, produced and hosted the video clearly had no idea that a Hall of Fame baseball player was in their midst.

This feels telling, but I’m not sure of what.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2019 at 04:05 AM | 101 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, jcpenney, television

Saturday, December 01, 2018

For one final time, Adrian Beltre stayed true to himself in his goodbye to the Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON - Retirement press conferences are the worst.

They are stilted and manufactured and, these days, often feature a player who already retired signing a meaningless one-day contract to retire all over again. The retiree usually reads something prepared that sounds nothing like himself. At some point, there is a pause during which the athlete either chokes up or breaks down.

When questions come, they are often tinged with pity for a broken-down player trying to place his just-ended career in context.

A great player says goodbye in his own sweet way.

QLE Posted: December 01, 2018 at 07:14 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers, retirement

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Calcaterra - Adrián Beltré Retires, is a Slam Dunk Hall of Famer

Rangers third baseman Adrián Beltré officially announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending months of speculation about his future. The 39-year-old put together one of the greatest careers we have ever seen, spending time with the Dodgers, Mariners, Red Sox, and Rangers across 21 seasons.

Beltré will be eligible for the Hall of Fame five years from now. Given how much more analytically-literate the electorate has become in recent years, Beltré will very likely get the requisite 75 percent of the vote to earn enshrinement in Cooperstown. In a just world, he would get 100 percent of the vote, but no player has ever gone into the Hall of Fame unanimously.

Bote Man Posted: November 20, 2018 at 12:22 PM | 53 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, hall of fame, retirements

 

 

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