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zacharync
02-19-2012, 07:56 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7592222/former-all-star-outfielder-mike-cameron-retires-17-years

One of my favorite ballplayers of this generation.

Cameron played the game within the rules and he played it at a very high level. He also was and continues to be an outstanding person.

Here's to you Mike Cameron for doing it the right way.

nux fan
02-19-2012, 08:45 PM
way more post seasons games the the great griffey

webbbj
02-19-2012, 10:35 PM
his stats seem comparable to drew stubbs.

will5979
02-19-2012, 10:41 PM
way more post seasons games the the great griffey

KGJ as a Red-Big time OVER-RATED gimp.

As a Mariner-1st ballot HOFer.

The most over-rated Red in the history of the franchise.

goreds2
02-20-2012, 12:02 AM
Will always remember him in that great 1999 season. :beerme:

Mutaman
02-20-2012, 12:33 AM
his stats seem comparable to drew stubbs.

Which is why stats are not the be-all and end all. Mike Cameron was a winner and a big piece of that wonderful 1999 team.

americanoutlaw1
02-20-2012, 01:18 AM
Drew Stubbs had plenty to do with the success of the 2010 team.

[deleted]
02-20-2012, 04:42 AM
I hate when people try to tag players with the lame "clubhouse cancer" cliche and overstate its effect on a team, but wasn't Cameron one of those guys? If I remember correctly he got cut from a Marlins team near the end of the season for having 'character' issues.

Still, I always liked him. He seemed to hang around forever, and checking his stats it looks like he wracked up 52.6 (!) WAR over his career. That's probably mostly due to his defense and aforementioned durability, but still surprisingly impressive. I'll remember him most for his single great Reds season and that four homer game with Seattle.

[deleted]
02-20-2012, 04:46 AM
Hmm, looking into it more, it seems he was well liked and respected around the league. I guess the Florida thing was just a slip up.

And I was also just reminded of that heart-stopping collision with Beltran. That was one of the most insane things I've seen happen on a baseball diamond.

texasdave
02-20-2012, 11:20 AM
Mike Cameron is the defensive centerfielder that most folks think Drew Stubbs is but really isn't.

texasdave
02-20-2012, 11:23 AM
Not for the squeamish.

Beltran and Cameron 2005 Collision - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCVXbNGWhqA)

Jr's Boy
02-20-2012, 01:59 PM
Cool guy.I met him out front of Turner Field after a Reds game.Signed a ball for me.''Where you want me to sign,on the sweet spot''?

Jr's Boy
02-20-2012, 02:00 PM
KGJ as a Red-Big time OVER-RATED gimp.

As a Mariner-1st ballot HOFer.

The most over-rated Red in the history of the franchise.

Got that right.Shame on you Junior for getting hurt like that.:rolleyes:

nux fan
02-20-2012, 02:29 PM
yeah hurt every year what a sad situation I ma sure it had nothing to do with his attitude

will5979
02-23-2012, 03:08 PM
Got that right.Shame on you Junior for getting hurt like that.:rolleyes:

I partially blame Jr. for his injuries, the Booby Miles mentality that he didn't needs to exercise, workout, and stay in shape on the offseason got him hurt more time than one.

http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&biw=1600&bih=742&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&tbnid=JToaJTY7Meg5zM:&imgrefurl=http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp%3Fymd%3D20060128%26content_id%3D130269 5%26vkey%3Dspt2006news%26fext%3D.jsp%26c_id%3Dcin&docid=N_8zFUo1Y20ssM&itg=1&imgurl=http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2005/02/15/Q2zCfYFg.jpg&w=275&h=235&ei=0o5GT7LqLOzF0AHw44y7Dg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=376&sig=109726220939389776054&page=5&tbnh=168&tbnw=199&start=128&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:128&tx=76&ty=99

Case in point, look at his arms in this picture...the weight room could have given him a set of pythons and probably +50-100 extra career HRs.

Jr's Boy
02-23-2012, 04:04 PM
I partially blame Jr. for his injuries, the Booby Miles mentality that he didn't needs to exercise, workout, and stay in shape on the offseason got him hurt more time than one.

http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&biw=1600&bih=742&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&tbnid=JToaJTY7Meg5zM:&imgrefurl=http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp%3Fymd%3D20060128%26content_id%3D130269 5%26vkey%3Dspt2006news%26fext%3D.jsp%26c_id%3Dcin&docid=N_8zFUo1Y20ssM&itg=1&imgurl=http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2005/02/15/Q2zCfYFg.jpg&w=275&h=235&ei=0o5GT7LqLOzF0AHw44y7Dg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=376&sig=109726220939389776054&page=5&tbnh=168&tbnw=199&start=128&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:128&tx=76&ty=99

Case in point, look at his arms in this picture...the weight room could have given him a set of pythons and probably +50-100 extra career HRs.

I agree to a certain extent.His epic play in the Astroturf/cement Kingdome,took its toll on his legs.