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    Rich Aurilia Retires

    Once a whipping boy here by many (which i never understood because he was actually good for the Reds)...but anyway, the guy has officially retired.

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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    There were a lot of veteran players like Rich this offseason who maybe didn't want to retire but who just had no job as a lot of teams took talented kids to camp instead.

    Rich had a nice little career, whether PED affected or not. We should all be so lucky to retire in our late thirties with that kind of scratch. He'll probably turn up as a hitting coach in a couple years.

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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    The Nature Boy contributed a lot to the fun 2006 season.
    "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: Rich Aurilia Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    The Nature Boy contributed a lot to the fun 2006 season.
    The Reds missed his pop from the RH side of the dish when he left.
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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    Interesting career to follow starting in SF....he's on my short list of players whose #'s were enhanced.
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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    Fare thee well scrappy Rich, fare thee well...
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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    I remember him a major 'whipping boy' on RedsZone a few years ago, though he never quite surpassed 'The King Of The Whipping Boys', Juan Castro.

    I heard that he will be doing some broadcast work for the Giants this year.
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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by LINEDRIVER View Post
    I remember him a major 'whipping boy' on RedsZone a few years ago, though he never quite surpassed 'The King Of The Whipping Boys', Juan Castro.
    The difference was...Castro absolutely deserved it, Aurilia did not as he played well for the Reds. Many at RZ made Aurilia a whipping boy because they felt he was taking away valuable time from Encarnacion.

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    Re: Rich Aurilia Retires

    Have a great retirement, Rich. Spend tons of time with your family as I'm sure they missed you very much.
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