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    Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    I was looking for Reds news and this caught my eye.

    Some of the brightest baseball stars to emerge from South Hampton Roads have returned home with a proposal that could help aspiring athletes follow in their footsteps.

    Major League Baseball players Michael Cuddyer, B.J. Upton and his younger brother Justin, and Tim Hummel have joined forces under the company 7 Cities Enterprises and are in negotiations with officials from two local cities to build a baseball clinic and separate sports therapy center.

    The players hope to acquire taxpayer-owned land in either Virginia Beach or Chesapeake to build their facilities, which could draw young athletes from the region and across the country.

    The group wants to open up a clinic where baseball players with dreams of going pro can train and pump up their game.

    The sports therapy facility would be geared toward promising baseball, basketball and football players who need conditioning or help improving their agility.

    Several of the 7 Cities partners are standouts from Chesapeake. Cuddyer is an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins. B.J. Upton plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Justin Upton is a right-fielder with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hummel played for the Cincinnati Reds before retiring. Local sports trainer Michael Hutchinson Call is also on the team.

    http://hamptonroads.com/2007/12/pros...ing-facilities
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Sad day.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Very Sad... The guy just had so much potential.

    Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know whatcha gonna get.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Well, when you are competing with Jim Coombs, you have to be realistic.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Is there such a thing as a "Retired Thug"?


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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Is there such a thing as a "Retired Thug"?


    When you're a thug you're a thug for life.
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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Retiring can't help his street cred.

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    Retiring can't help his street cred.
    Thats what I'm talkin'bout.

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Koufax, Sanders, Hummel. What could have been.
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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Add to the legend...

    When Tim Hummel hit a HR in a MLB game, his team always won.

    (1) Sept. 1, 2003
    >> REDS win 5-4 over Brewers.
    (2) Sept. 5, 2003
    >> REDS win 4-2 over Cards.
    (3) June 16, 2004
    >> REDS win 7-4 over Rangers.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    T is for Tough
    H is for Hell
    U is for Ugly
    G is for Jail, because everyone knows that a Thug can't spell.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    A truly sad day for true Thugs and Thugettes everywhere. In memorium, I would like to offer one last performance of the Official the Thug Life Fan Club Theme Song...

    Big Pimpin’

    With apologies to Jay-Z

    Performed by Thug Life Masta T. Humdiggity, Lark Daddy, G-R-iff-ey Mack Playa’ K

    Uhh, uh uh uh
    It's big pimpin baby..
    It's big pimpin, spendin G's
    Feel me.. uh-huh uhh, uh-huh..
    Ge-ge-geyeah, geyeah
    Ge-ge-geyeah, geyeah..


    [Thug Life Masta T. Humdiggity]

    You know I - thug em, pound em, yank em, smoke em
    Cause I don't freakin’ need em
    Take em out the park, whether light or dark
    Pitchers I don’t never heed em
    First time rag arm fusses I'm breezin’
    Talkin bout, "This be Thug Life’s season."
    Baseball pimp in every sense of the word, snitch
    Pitcher trippin with no good reason
    Bats from the hood where I keep em
    til I need a hit, til I need to beat your <censored>
    Then it's, beep beep I'm pickin ribbies up
    Up on me, the meatball pitchers suck
    Playa’s wanna put Thuggy’s fists in cuffs
    Throw a fastball you be pushin’ your luck
    Might have good stuff but I be lightin’ you up
    so how you be livin it up? Shoot I..
    give with nothin, y'all be frontin
    cause you pitch like a JIMMAH!?
    You got nothin, never happen
    I'll be forever mackin
    HeartS cold as assassins, but we got passion
    I got no patience
    And I hate waitin..
    So get yo’ pitch in
    And let's RI-I-I-I-I-IDE.. check em out now
    RI-I-I-I-I-IDE, yeah
    And let's RI-I-I-I-I-IDE.. check em out now
    RI-I-I-I-I-IDE, yeah

    Chorus One: [Thug Life Mack Masta T. Humdiggity]


    We doin.. big pimpin, pitcha’ thowin the cheese
    Check em out now
    Big pimpin, at the G.A.B
    We doin.. big pimpin up in N.Y.C.
    It's just that T. Humma’, Lark, G-R-iff-ey
    Yo yo yo.. big pimpin, smackin’ that cheese
    We doin - big pimpin, at the G.A.B
    We doin.. big pimpin down in B.O.B
    It's just that T. Humma’, Lark, G-R-iff-ey

    [Lark Daddy]

    Figure it's the – big Cinci rap impresario
    Comin straight up out small market bar-rio
    Makin’ a mill' up at the age of forty-o
    Then sit back and peep my sce-nawr-e-oh
    Oops, my bad, that's my scenario
    No it ain’t luck that ball done go
    Now every time, every place, everywhere we know
    Peeps start pointin - they say, "There he go!"
    Now these suckas know we carry mo' heat than a little bit
    Trippin’ pitchas must be feeling mighty snakebit
    And if you catch a lick when I spit, then it won't be a little hit
    Go read my stats you illiterate <censored> and step up yo' vocab
    Don't be surprised if two runners score with me
    and you see us comin down on yo' bad
    Livin ghetto-fabulous, so mad, you just can't take it
    But playa if you hatin
    then you wait while yo' slider gets raked, it’s cake
    You gotta play like you weigh wet wit two pairs of clothes on
    Now take yo’ sass to the back as I'm ready to rake
    This is the land they let me get my pro's on
    Pump it up in the pro-zone
    That's the rubber we be breakin yo’ toes on
    Batters box is what we flow's on
    When we gets hot, then the balls start poppin like ozone
    Keep pitchers crunk like Trigger-man
    Fo' real it don't get no bigger man
    Don't trip, let's flip, gettin throwed on the flip
    And getting old there ain’t nothin’ to it, fool

    Chorus Two: [Lark Daddy]

    We doin.. big pimpin, pitcha’ thowin the cheese
    Check em out now
    Big pimpin, at the G.A.B
    We doin.. big pimpin up in N.Y.C.
    It's just that T. Humma’, Lark, G-R-iff-ey
    Yo yo yo.. big pimpin, smackin’ that cheese
    We doin - big pimpin, at the G.A.B
    We doin.. big pimpin down in B.O.B
    It's just that T. Humma’, Lark, G-R-iff-ey

    [G-R-iff-ey Mack Playa’ K]

    Uhh.. ball taken out, P given up, hope he got a Manzanillo cup
    All my game got leather and wood, and it ain’t no luck
    Everybody wanna ball, pitcha heeding my call
    If he up, watch him fall, cause we bleed em all
    If I wasn't playin’ baby, I would still be ridin Mercedes
    Chromin shinin sippin daily, no rest till Lindner done pay me
    Uhhh, now what y'all know bout them other NL boys?
    Comin down in candied toys, trippin’ out just talkin noise

    Chorus Two


    ..........

    Rep-rah-zent, Thuggy. Rep...rah...ZENT.
    "The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer

    "The single most important thing for a hitter is to get a good pitch to hit. A good hitter can hit a pitch that’s over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a ball in a tough spot.”
    --Ted Williams

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    I assume they will be retiring his uniform number.

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    I assume they will be retiring his uniform number.
    He had a number!?!

    Rem

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    Re: Tim "Thug Life" Hummel has retired

    So this means he will be eliglible for the Hall of Fame about 2012? Right?
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