Oh No. . .

Say it ain’t so…

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No0o0o0o0…

Words
can’t even explain how hurt I am right now that Moose has decided to
finally hang up the uniform. There are very few pitchers in the game
that I personally enjoy watching no matter if they’re having a good day
on the mound or not, and Mike Mussina is one of them. He isn’t going
after the big 3-0-0, but he’s a Hall of Famer in my eyes, hands down.

P.S. I’m still hoping Moose will pull off a Roger Clemens.

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14 comments

  1. happyyoungster

    I have to admit, I’m a little surprised to see “Moose” retire, too. How many pitchers get to retire on top (20-win season)? Not many. I guess he doesn’t concern himself with the 300 win club like Randy Johnson does, eh?
    270 wins…over 2800 strikeouts…career 3.68 ERA…=Hall of Fame.

    Nice blog-when you get a chance, stop by mine (I just put up my first video).

    http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

  2. Greg

    Good riddance! Has this guy ever smiled in his life? Haha. Seriously though, I have always enjoyed watching him pitch, especially when his knuckle curve was nasty. He is definately a HoFer in my eyes, even if he didn’t win 20 this year.

    Greg
    Red Sox Ramblings: http://thevendahhh.mlblogs.com

  3. Jane Heller

    Not surprised at all that Moose retired but sad about it – just because he was such a mainstay in the rotation. He was so trashed by the fans (including me) for his ’07 performance, but he made adjustments and came back strong last year. A HOF-er in my opinion. No steroids. No drama. Just consistency over the long haul.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  4. themaxblog

    As a Yankees fan, I have to disagree. I am happy to see him go. He was good, but not great. Let’s jut hope Phil Hughes has what it takes to be at least a No. 5 starter this season.

    – The Max: A lighter side of sports site with a Yankees twist

  5. flairforthedramatic

    Happy Youngster – Eh, I guess I’m kind of glad that he decided to go out on his own terms and not try and keep playing just for a milestone like a lot of pitchers do, but I am not ready to see him go.
    Greg – Ahh, yes. The knucklecurve, when he was spot on, was just beautiful. And true, even if he hadn’t gotten 20 this year, I still would want to see him in the HOF. Argh, I just wished he’d pitch at least one more year. 😦
    Jane – I will be the first to admit that I too trashed Moose when his performance was as horrible as you could get in ’07, but there wasn’t ever a time when I wasn’t rooting for him to do well. I couldn’t be any more happy for him that he got his comeback year. That consistency over the long haul has definitely defined Moose. What I think is so great about him is how he has the capability to dominate, even with a fastball in the 80’s. He’s a fighter though.
    Max – Ouch.. just dissed my boy. Well, you’re entitled to your own opinion here, but if it differs from mine you’re just wrong. Lol, jk. I can see how you’d think he was just good and not great, as he doesn’t have the stuff guys like Joba and such are blessed with, but the guy has a career record with 100+ more wins than losses… that didn’t come easy.
    – V [F4Td]

  6. flairforthedramatic

    Neal – I completely agree. Coming back from retirement is only a good idea if you’re still capable to dominate. If not, you’ll just be laughed at, or worse, as you said, you’ll probably ruin the reputation you’ve worked for.
    – V [F4Td]

  7. themaxblog

    Hey, how do i add buttons and photos to the right side of the site like you did with the Yankees portraits? Thanks for your help.

  8. flairforthedramatic

    Much thanks Mark.
    Sorry again about the lack of posting people, but I’ll try to post again sooooon.
    – V [F4Td]

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