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The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:33 pm

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Maybe a few years too late, but he was still a great pitcher in his day. He also stayed away from any kind of major problems away from the diamond.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:46 pm

Sad to see him go, but he did have an awesome career. Look forward to his induction!
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:27 am

Hoser wrote:Maybe a few years too late, but he was still a great pitcher in his day. He also stayed away from any kind of major problems away from the diamond.


He needed to get to 300 wins! It's going to be weird not having him on a team. He's been a staple of baseball my entire baseball watching life!
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:28 am

Pigeons everywhere are breathing easier.

Seriously, El Unito Grande did some terrific work in his last two years with the Giants, not the least of which was mentoring Tim Lincecum on what it takes to be a power pitcher in the bigs. Seven freaking Cy Youngs between them, god would I have loved to sit within earshot for half an hour.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:15 am

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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:21 am

Man all the big-names I grew up hearing about are retiring, it kind of bums me a bit. As a kid I loved the Mariners; particularly Griffey and Johnson. But kudos to the Big Unit, he had one hell of a career.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:33 pm

What cap does he wear when he goes into the Hall?
Personally, I'd like to see no cap, so that he can be rocking the mullet in bronze for all eternity.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:06 pm

Don't remember much of his Mariner days, which is a shame since I grew up in the Northwest, but I do remember the 2001 WS and his perfect game. Not always the greatest personality but one helluva pitcher for sure.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:38 pm

UberGerbil wrote:What cap does he wear when he goes into the Hall?


Doesn't the Hall pick that now, thank you Dave Winfield? It almost has to be Diamondbacks, doesn't it?

UberGerbil wrote:Personally, I'd like to see no cap, so that he can be rocking the mullet in bronze for all eternity.


That would be awesome.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:46 am

idchafee wrote:Doesn't the Hall pick that now, thank you Dave Winfield?


I don't think so. I heard on TSN that Andre Dawson gets to choose what hat he wants forhis recent induction.


UberGerbil wrote:Personally, I'd like to see no cap, so that he can be rocking the mullet in bronze for all eternity.


I agree with idchafee.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:48 pm

Hoser wrote:I don't think so. I heard on TSN that Andre Dawson gets to choose what hat he wants forhis recent induction.


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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:50 pm

That's not the way TSN reported it. They said that he will be in talks with the hall, but never once did they say the decision was up to them.

I think it should be up to the player in the first place.
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Re: The Big Unit retires

Postposted on Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:27 am

Hoser wrote:That's not the way TSN reported it. They said that he will be in talks with the hall, but never once did they say the decision was up to them.

I think it should be up to the player in the first place.


It used to be, because there was a big deal in Chicago about which hat Carlton Fisk would pick. But IIRC Dave Winfield put his hat wearing up to the highest bidder and the Hall said never again
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