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Friday, May 06, 2016

Going, going, gone! A brief history of baseball farewell tours

Cal Ripken Jr., Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jones checked all the requisite boxes. But nothing could prepare them for the reception in previously hostile environs.

“When I walked onto Citi Field for the last time, there were still boos,” Jones said. “There were people who didn’t want to stand up and acknowledge it was my last time. That’s why they’re called fanatics. They’re fanatical for their team, and anything else just won’t do. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

“You’ve been trying to stick a dagger in the hearts of those fans your whole career, so it means something when they recognize what a respected foe you were. That’s all we want as professional athletes—the respect from peers and people throughout the game who know the game. To receive that gratification from your fan base and other fan bases as well, it allows you to walk away from the game with your head held high.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 06, 2016 at 12:05 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, retirement

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

White Sox DH Adam LaRoche planning to step away from baseball

White Sox designated hitter Adam LaRoche said Tuesday that he plans to step away from baseball following a personal issue.

The 12-year major-league veteran said he is confident in his decision, but his teammates asked him to reconsider during a nearly two-hour-long team meeting at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday morning….

LaRoche joined the Sox on a two-year, $25 million contract before the 2015 season, but his first season with the Sox was one of the more frustrating of his career. He hit .207 with 12 home runs, 44 RBIs and 133 strikeouts.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 15, 2016 at 03:01 PM | 166 comment(s)
  Beats: adam laroche, retirement, white sox

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Simon: Mets’ Michael Cuddyer is retiring

Asked to comment on the announcement, Lassus said he was “impressed.” Russlan called the move “inspiring.”

Mchael Cuddyer is retiring from baseball. The decision surely comes as a surprise to Mets fans, as Cuddyer had one year remaining on the two-year, $21 million contract he signed last offseason. Cuddyer was set to make $12.5 million in 2016, and it’s unclear if there are any financial terms—a buyout, for example—for his retirement.

About an hour ago, the Mets’ transactions page listed Cuddyer’s retirement, but moments later it had vanished. It wasn’t clear if the original transaction was a mistake or an intern prank, but it did seem as if nothing would come of it. Some speculated that Cuddyer was indeed retiring but that the transaction page was inadvertently updated before an announcement could be made.

JEe (Jason) Posted: December 12, 2015 at 04:00 AM | 181 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, michael cuddyer, retirement

 

 

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