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    Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Just heard this on the radio as I was at lunch. Presser in about an hour.

    Let me just say that while I never rooted for the opposition, watching Biggio and Bagwell all those years in Houston was nice as a baseball fan.

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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Effective immediately or after the season?

    For his sake, I hope it's immediately. He's not doing his team or his legacy any favors hanging around playing as poorly as he is at this moment.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Effective immediately or after the season?

    For his sake, I hope it's immediately. He's not doing his team or his legacy any favors hanging around playing as poorly as he is at this moment.

    I just read the article and it's after the season.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Effective immediately or after the season?

    For his sake, I hope it's immediately. He's not doing his team or his legacy any favors hanging around playing as poorly as he is at this moment.
    I see your point, but I bet the Astros are glad his restirement wasn't effective immediately. Biggio hit a grand slam last night, which produced the GWRBI. He'll probably go 0-fer the rest of the week now, but that was poignant, as was Milo Hamilton's call of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    For his sake, I hope it's immediately. He's not doing his team or his legacy any favors hanging around playing as poorly as he is at this moment.

    If he retired now it would look like he was just hanging around for #3,000 - which he was but doing it effective after the season makes it look much better. Plus he can get a lot of lovely parting gifts.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    One of the five greatest second basemen in the history of the game, IMO.

    I hated watching the Astros beat the Reds, but I loved watching Craig Biggio play. Biggio's 1997 season itself is one of the greatest and most underrated and underappreciated seasons of this generation.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    One of the five greatest second basemen in the history of the game, IMO.

    I hated watching the Astros beat the Reds, but I loved watching Craig Biggio play. Biggio's 1997 season itself is one of the greatest and most underrated and underappreciated seasons of this generation.
    He was a good ball player but in his prime he wasn't even in the top 2. I would take both Alamor and Kent over Biggio any day.

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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    He was a good ball player but in his prime he wasn't even in the top 2. I would take both Alamor and Kent over Biggio any day.

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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Unless your going for team wins.
    huh?

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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    He was a good ball player but in his prime he wasn't even in the top 2. I would take both Alamor and Kent over Biggio any day.
    I wouldn't. Biggio in his prime was better than Alomar or Kent, and his career has better, too. Other than having a greater peak value than Alomar and Kent, and a greater career value than Alomar and Kent, Biggio was inferior to them.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Biggio is a sure-fire HOF'er at 2B.

    He's still hitting lefties very well this season (318/.351/.489) and he's only 3 HBPs away from the all-time record. I say the Reds should help him break that record the next time they face the Astros. C'mon, Craig, lean into a couple more for the record books.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Biggio is a sure-fire HOF'er at 2B.

    He's still hitting lefties very well this season (318/.351/.489) and he's only 3 HBPs away from the all-time record. I say the Reds should help him break that record the next time they face the Astros. C'mon, Craig, lean into a couple more for the record books.
    My bet is he never once was denied 1st base because he didn't try to get out of the way. That's a rule I've never seen enforced

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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    My bet is he never once was denied 1st base because he didn't try to get out of the way. That's a rule I've never seen enforced
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    My bet is he never once was denied 1st base because he didn't try to get out of the way. That's a rule I've never seen enforced
    he did once a few years ago, and got ejected arguing with the the ump after the AB, which i believe ended in strikeout.
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    Re: Biggio to Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    My bet is he never once was denied 1st base because he didn't try to get out of the way. That's a rule I've never seen enforced
    It was enforced once in 1968. Don Drysdale was in the midst of his then record 56+ scoreless inning streak when he hit a Giant batter with the bases loaded. The home plate umpire refused to allow the Giant to take first base, ruling that he had not tried to get out of the way of the pitch. At the time, many thought the umpire made that ruling just to preserve Drysdale's streak.
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