Category Archives: Retirement

Nick Johnson Retires

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This photo was taken as Nick looked into a mirror for the first time.

Nick Johnson will not be playing baseball next year. Which is something that was likely even if he didn’t decide to retire considering his injury history. The Expos/Nationals great has decided to hang up his cleats. Lets hope he has someone to do it for him, because those sharp spikes will probably cause trouble again, considering his injury history.

Nick Johnson retires with a higher career on-base percentage than notable players like Joe DiMaggio, Honus Wagner, and Mario Mendoza. Although one of those isn’t very surprising, Honus Wagner wasn’t all that great.

We will miss you Nick. As will all the team doctors who you created jobs for throughout your career.

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Ivan Rodriguez Announces Retirement

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Pudge, trying the unique style of hitting from directly behind the plate.

Former National and catching great Ivan Rodriguez announced that he will retire from baseball. A 14-time All Star and 13-time Gold Glover, Pudge was a valuable part of many major league teams throughout his career. Or so they say.

He spent the final two years of his major league career as a National in 2010 and 2011.┬áHe was not good as a National. We’ll just have to take other team’s words that he was actually a talented player.

Note: When I say Pudge I am using it as Ivan Rodriguez’s nickname. I am not referring to Livan Hernandez’s stomach, although that was a very valuable part of the Nationals team for it served as a comfy pillow on long flights.

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