Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nomar Retire, Hunter a Liar, Giants on Fire

On Wednesday Nomar retired from baseball. He signed a one day minor league contract with the Red Sox just to retire with with a "B" on his head. He also then got to throw out the first pitch of the Red Sox's game to Jason Veritek. Nomar said that was a very humbling experience due to the fact that they both went to Georgia Tech together and played together for so many years with the Red Soxs. Now that he has retired, where does this rank him all time at the shortstop position???? Derek Jeter once said years back that Nomar was the best shortstop ever. This was before he was traded around to so many teams that Topps decided to stop producing his trading card in fear that they would get the wrong team jersey on the card. Nomar had a great fielding percentage, .975% for his career, and is most noted for his rookie year where he set the bar for his career. Personally I don't even see him in the top five all-time. I think he will be a third ballot Hall of Famer.

In other news, Torii Hunter is now going back on his "chosen" word used to describe Latino players in the major leagues. Torii explained that "What I meant was they're not black players; they're Latin American players. There is a difference culturally. But on the field, we're all brothers, no matter where we come from, and that's something I've always taken pride in: treating everybody the same, whether he's a superstar or a young kid breaking into the game. Where he was born and raised makes no difference." You called them impostors and you meant it. That's like me saying that Torii Hunter is a joke and then going back and saying "what I meant was that Hunter is a joke because he is a comedian on the field." No, what I mean is that your a f*cking joke. You and Mike Cameron should marry each other and form your own KKK. You both have racial issues and I am surprised that the MLB allows it. Whats next, your going to do a Taco Bell commercial to make up for your remarks. Stick with KFC doche.

Finally, so yesterday I was browsing through the sports section of the local newspaper and noticed how good the Giants are doing this year in spring training. Then I dug deeper into their roster and pitching rotation and I must agree that quite possibly the Giants could be the team to make it to the NL championship series this year to face the Phillies. This team has been under the radar for several years since all the talk is about the Cardinals, Phillies, Mets or Dodgers but mark my word, Giants vs. Phillies NL Championship.


GM-Carson said...

1. Nomar was awesome for about 5-7 seasons, but that's not enough to get him into the Hall of Fame, not even on the 15th ballot.

2. Torii Hunter is fun to watch, is an amazing athlete, and is generally regarded as a good guy. His use of the word "imposter" was stupid, but I understand the gist of his message. Latino players are different than black players. Just as white players are different if they're from Europe, the USA, or Australia.

3. The Giants are good, especially in pitching, but will their offense produce enough?

tamtam said...

I was sad to see Nomar go. I was a HUGE fan of his back in the day. But at least he knew he was at the end of his rope and wasn't going anywhere. Wish the same could be said of other athletes :/

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