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fearofpopvol1
04-11-2010, 08:42 PM
Once a whipping boy here by many (which i never understood because he was actually good for the Reds)...but anyway, the guy has officially retired.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/04/rich-aurilia-retires.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Joseph
04-11-2010, 08:47 PM
There were a lot of veteran players like Rich this offseason who maybe didn't want to retire but who just had no job as a lot of teams took talented kids to camp instead.

Rich had a nice little career, whether PED affected or not. We should all be so lucky to retire in our late thirties with that kind of scratch. He'll probably turn up as a hitting coach in a couple years.

Tom Servo
04-11-2010, 09:27 PM
The Nature Boy contributed a lot to the fun 2006 season.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 10:51 PM
The Nature Boy contributed a lot to the fun 2006 season.

The Reds missed his pop from the RH side of the dish when he left.

VR
04-11-2010, 11:24 PM
Interesting career to follow starting in SF....he's on my short list of players whose #'s were enhanced.

NC Reds
04-11-2010, 11:26 PM
Fare thee well scrappy Rich, fare thee well...

LINEDRIVER
04-12-2010, 04:36 PM
I remember him a major 'whipping boy' on RedsZone a few years ago, though he never quite surpassed 'The King Of The Whipping Boys', Juan Castro. :D

I heard that he will be doing some broadcast work for the Giants this year.

Chip R
04-12-2010, 04:39 PM
The Nature Boy contributed a lot to the fun 2006 season.


Whoo!

fearofpopvol1
04-12-2010, 04:42 PM
I remember him a major 'whipping boy' on RedsZone a few years ago, though he never quite surpassed 'The King Of The Whipping Boys', Juan Castro. :D

The difference was...Castro absolutely deserved it, Aurilia did not as he played well for the Reds. Many at RZ made Aurilia a whipping boy because they felt he was taking away valuable time from Encarnacion.

TeamBoone
04-12-2010, 04:54 PM
Have a great retirement, Rich. Spend tons of time with your family as I'm sure they missed you very much.