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Robby Alomar retires.


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I'm sad to see him go. I still remember fairly vividly the Blue Jays winning the '92 and '93 World Series ? I think I still have a framed print of Alomar in my old room at my parents' place. I think the most unique thing about him was the way he turned double plays:

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Good Riddance he sucked always sucked and alwyas will suck he better not ever get into the Hall of Fame or it will trully become the Hall of Shame. The way he played with the Mets in 2002 and 2003 is shameful beyond belief.

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Good Riddance he sucked always sucked and alwyas will suck he better not ever get into the Hall of Fame or it will trully become the Hall of Shame. The way he played with the Mets in 2002 and 2003 is shameful beyond belief.

Wasn't there tons of hype too when he was signed? People were judging which New York team got the better player. Mets and Roberto, or the Yankees and Jason Giambi.

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Thanks Robby for your years in Toronto and helping them win 2 backtoback Series.

I loved watching his plays at 2nd in the Skydome in the early 90s.

Man I miss those old Jays teams so fun to watch, I can still remember a majority of their lineup from those Series years: Carter, White, Maldonado (sp?), Gruber, Sprague, Borders, Winfield etc...I forget the rest sadly. They had an awesome closer...man can't remember his name.

Good times back then the only time any one of my teams have won the championship sadly :(

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Thanks Robby for your years in Toronto and helping them win 2 backtoback Series.

I loved watching his plays at 2nd in the Skydome in the early 90s.

Man I miss those old Jays teams so fun to watch, I can still remember a majority of their lineup from those Series years: Carter, White, Maldonado (sp?), Gruber, Sprague, Borders, Winfield etc...I forget the rest sadly. They had an awesome closer...man can't remember his name.

Good times back then the only time any one of my teams have won the championship sadly :(

Good years, good years indeed.

Candy Maldonado is just too much fun to say.

Jimmy Key, Juan Guzman, Tom Henke, David Cone, Jack Morris, Dave Stieb, Mike Timlin, David Wells... that team had as much pitching as they had hitting.

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Thanks Robby for your years in Toronto and helping them win 2 backtoback Series. 

I loved watching his plays at 2nd in the Skydome in the early 90s. 

Man I miss those old Jays teams so fun to watch, I can still remember a majority of their lineup from those Series years: Carter, White, Maldonado (sp?), Gruber, Sprague, Borders, Winfield etc...I forget the rest sadly.  They had an awesome closer...man can't remember his name. 

Good times back then the only time any one of my teams have won the championship sadly :(

Good years, good years indeed.

Candy Maldonado is just too much fun to say.

Jimmy Key, Juan Guzman, Tom Henke, David Cone, Jack Morris, Dave Stieb, Mike Timlin, David Wells... that team had as much pitching as they had hitting.

Maldonado spent the late 80s with the Giants and was a fan favorite in SF as well

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Good Riddance he sucked always sucked

Sorry Frank, he didn't ALWAYS suck -- 1992 ALCS MVP, Several Gold Gloves, Several All-Star Game appearances.

10 Gold Gloves, 12 All-Star game appearances, including 11 in a row. Add 2 724 hits to that, you have a pretty good career I say.

hmmm.... all of the Canadians seems to have fond memories of Alomar while some of the Americans are saying he's a piece of garbage.

He did spit in the face of John Hirschbeck, and make awful comments about John's son which were classless, Alomar did apologise and raised money for the disease John's son dies from. Where were the apologies from Pete Rose from all those years for gambling? huh? and a lot of fans want Rose in the hall.

Which now raises the question: should Alomar be in the hall of fame? I think he should solely based on the Gold Gloves. I think in this era of the long ball, defensive traits are often overlooked.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylc=?slu...ov=ap&type=lgns

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I'm not calling Alomar a piece of garbage because I'm an American. I'm calling him a piece of garbage because I'm an umpire, and what he did to Hirschbeck was classless.

Yeah, but him and Hirschbeck eventually made up and are now good friends. Yes, that gave me a bad impression of him for a few years, but it eventually went away once I heard about him and Hirschbeck making up.

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Good Riddance he sucked always sucked and alwyas will suck he better not ever get into the Hall of Fame or it will trully become the Hall of Shame. The way he played with the Mets in 2002 and 2003 is shameful beyond belief.

Wasn't there tons of hype too when he was signed? People were judging which New York team got the better player. Mets and Roberto, or the Yankees and Jason Giambi.

neither has really worked out

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Thanks Robby for your years in Toronto and helping them win 2 backtoback Series.

I loved watching his plays at 2nd in the Skydome in the early 90s.

Man I miss those old Jays teams so fun to watch, I can still remember a majority of their lineup from those Series years: Carter, White, Maldonado (sp?), Gruber, Sprague, Borders, Winfield etc...I forget the rest sadly. They had an awesome closer...man can't remember his name.

Good times back then the only time any one of my teams have won the championship sadly :(

Dude, I miss those years so much. Even in the 80s and early 90s...I wanna see a "what are they now," Tom Henke done somewhere.

And of course, Duane Ward. Ward-o was a beast. Those were the days man.

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I'm not calling Alomar a piece of garbage because I'm an American. I'm calling him a piece of garbage because I'm an umpire, and what he did to Hirschbeck was classless.

Hirshbeck forgave him and they became friends.

Let bygones be bygones. Alomar was one of the best of his position for years. He's not a first ballot HOF player, but he ought to be in there.

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Black Ink: Batting - 3 (490) (Average HOFer ~ 27)
Gray Ink: Batting - 95 (228) (Average HOFer ~ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting - 56.8 (35) (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 193.5 (38) (Likely HOFer > 100)
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