Re: Larkin: Cancel My Retirement Ceremony
I don't think most people remember stars for their last year (if it was a bad year).
Nolan Ryan had an almost 5.00 ERA in his last season. No one remembers that.
I have a hard time remembering the teams Steve Charlton bounced around.
Few remember that Frank Viola played with the Reds in his twilight years.
Barry is obviously playing at a high level this year. I see nothing wrong with
him coming back next year, particularly given the derth of talent at SS in this
organization. And if he does have a bad year in 2005, it wouldn't change
the great memories I have of him. More power to him.
And it's nice to see John Allen is at least being graceful publicly about it
this time. It might be really burning him up in reality, but at least he's acting
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!