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savafan
10-17-2011, 07:32 PM
...to build a baseball training center for kids. Not a lot of Boston World Series rings available out there on the market.

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111014&content_id=25658000&vkey=news_bos&c_id=bos

MikeThierry
10-17-2011, 07:38 PM
...to build a baseball training center for kids. Not a lot of Boston World Series rings available out there on the market.

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111014&content_id=25658000&vkey=news_bos&c_id=bos

It looks like it is for a good cause so best of luck to him. I just wish there was a way he could raise the money without selling his ring. I hate it when players sell their championship stuff, esp. on a historic team like the 2004 Red Sox.

savafan
10-17-2011, 07:40 PM
To some people though trinkets mean little when they have the memory of the occasion.

RedsManRick
10-17-2011, 10:46 PM
Am I the only one who finds it funny that the author got quotes about the value of Williamson's ring from a guy named Graves?

savafan
10-17-2011, 11:43 PM
Am I the only one who finds it funny that the author got quotes about the value of Williamson's ring from a guy named Graves?

I caught that too.

Blitz Dorsey
10-18-2011, 12:23 AM
Holy crap, I completely forgot Willy was on that '04 Red Sox squad. Still remember him coming out of nowhere to win the '99 NL Rookie of the Year. Going from him to Graves was a huge downgrade. Course, it was pretty obvious that Scott was never going to last with his throwing motion. I'm not even sure "violent" begins to describe it. Not good when you're a little dude to begin with.

But fond memories of that guy. The '99 Reds must be the most-beloved team in franchise history that never technically made the playoffs (they did play in a one-game "playoff" but that didn't count as "making the playoffs"). Another team I would put up there is the '94 Reds who led the Astros by 0.5 games for first place when the strike hit. Would have been the Reds v Expos in the NLCS.

REDREAD
10-18-2011, 04:56 PM
"There's never been an '04 World Series ring available, obviously, and there's [nothing] comparable to that series because of what it meant," he said. "It was probably the most significant of our lifetime, and arguably in all of baseball history."



And this is why I think Boston is annoying.
It's just a world series.. not any more significant than any other.

I did like Williamson too.. Too bad he got hurt.

crazybob60
10-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Evidently Williamson was still playing in some independent leagues up until I think either last summer or even this summer. I think one of the ones back up Northeast.

But from one of the articles I read about this, it appears that he still lives in the Greater Cincy area just over the border in Indiana.

camisadelgolf
10-18-2011, 05:30 PM
Williamson claims this is for a good cause--and I'm sure it is--but I heard a couple times that he's having financial trouble. It's just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, but I can't help but think it might somehow be relevant. I even saw an article that talked about his financial issues, but Williamson claims he has more assets than debt, and he realized there would be some negative press with putting his ring up for auction as a result.

camisadelgolf
10-18-2011, 05:32 PM
Evidently Williamson was still playing in some independent leagues up until I think either last summer or even this summer. I think one of the ones back up Northeast.

But from one of the articles I read about this, it appears that he still lives in the Greater Cincy area just over the border in Indiana.
Last year, he was a teammate of Bill Pulsipher, Ryan Freel, and Rock Raines' son.

Ron Madden
10-19-2011, 04:28 AM
It's His Ring.

It's none of our business what he does with it.

RedFanAlways1966
10-19-2011, 07:19 AM
It's His Ring.

It's none of our business what he does with it.

Absolutely true. Unless of course he was still working in MLB and was selling it to pay off his baseball gambling debts. Oops... ;)

*BaseClogger*
10-19-2011, 11:44 AM
It's His Ring.

It's none of our business what he does with it.

Unless somebody calls the NCAA... ;)

camisadelgolf
10-19-2011, 03:15 PM
It's His Ring.

It's none of our business what he does with it.
It's Joey Votto's job. It's none of our business what he does at work. Don't get me wrong--I agree with the principle of your statement--but Willy went to the media and with the intention of raising attention to the fact that His Ring is for sale.

Ghosts of 1990
10-19-2011, 04:51 PM
I think I'm a few dollars short.

crazybob60
01-24-2013, 10:38 AM
Anybody heard anything about Williamson since selling his ring?

Bob Borkowski
01-24-2013, 11:24 AM
It looks like it is for a good cause so best of luck to him. I just wish there was a way he could raise the money without selling his ring. I hate it when players sell their championship stuff, esp. on a historic team like the 2004 Red Sox.

Even Bob Gibson?

http://www.examiner.com/article/more-bob-gibson-memorabilia-on-the-legendary-auction-block

Johnny Footstool
01-24-2013, 11:58 AM
... Course, it was pretty obvious that Scott was never going to last with his throwing motion. ...

SIDEBAR

I remember all the talk about Williamson's violent throwing motion guaranteeing injuries down the road.

I also remember a lot of talk about how the easy, natural throwing motions of Rich Harden and Mark Prior would allow them to pitch forever.

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MartyFan
01-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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camisadelgolf
01-24-2013, 03:43 PM
SIDEBAR

I remember all the talk about Williamson's violent throwing motion guaranteeing injuries down the road.

I also remember a lot of talk about how the easy, natural throwing motions of Rich Harden and Mark Prior would allow them to pitch forever.

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I remember hearing about Mark Prior's 'perfect' mechanics, but after his injury, the 'experts' changed what they considered to be perfect mechanics.

alexad
01-25-2013, 11:35 PM
Anybody heard anything about Williamson since selling his ring?

He lives in Cleves,Ohio. Just up the street from where I live. I met his daughter at a pancake breakfast. I have not met him yet. Hoping to have the chance soon.

Blitz Dorsey
01-26-2013, 06:29 PM
SIDEBAR

I remember all the talk about Williamson's violent throwing motion guaranteeing injuries down the road.

I also remember a lot of talk about how the easy, natural throwing motions of Rich Harden and Mark Prior would allow them to pitch forever.

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IMO, it's extremely foolish for a baseball fan to think any pitcher -- regardless of how good their mechanics are -- is somehow safe from arm injuries. Even with "good mechanics" the human arm is not meant to do what pitchers do over and over again. It's hard on the arm even when your mechanics are "sound."

But if you have bad mechanics, it heightens your risk for arm injuries even more.

Spitball
01-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Anybody heard anything about Williamson since selling his ring?

I believe this story is more than a year old. Something must have transpired since then.