"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
He had a great career.
And a fabulous mullet!
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"
Kind of a surprise. I thought he may have had a couple more good years left in him.
Its a sad day for me. Growing up I was a huge mariners fan thanks to Griffey Jr. That also led me to be huge fans of Johnson, Martinez (Edgar and Tino), Joey Cora and of course Jay Buhner.
I figured he'd come back for another go 'round at least. Great talent.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
He was fun to watch. He's easily one of the most dominant pitchers I have ever seen. He could've probably stuck around for another five years as a reliever if he wanted to.
Sad to see him go. Really fun to watch. I must say though, early in his career...I thought he was going to be a big-time bust. No control at all. That was a turnaround I NEVER thought I'd see happening. 1st ballot hall of famer...without a doubt.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Best wishes to Randy in his retirement and wow, what a great career.
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
What a fun career his was to watch. I saw a couple of his early Expos games - could tell then, he had something. I followed the Mariners a bit around those days (some Kid was on the same team), and was excited when he was traded for Langston.
And when he finally got it in 1993, wow did he ever get it.
I saw he was actually drafted by the Braves in '82. What if he had signed - that 1990s rotation...wow. -
Hell, I'll do it...
To bad the HOF inductees aren't introduced by a person of their choice because I would love to see John Kruk introduce him.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard