Saturday, February 18, 2012

Retiring as a Red Sox

Following up on Joel's post, I wanted to note how classy Tim Wakefield's retirement speech was, and that he really did mean what he said. Afterwards, Alex Speier of WEEI reported that:
According to Barry Mesiter, the agent for Tim Wakefield, the knuckleballer turned down four contract offers for this coming season -- including one guaranteed major league offer -- in order to either return for or retire as a Red Sox.
I just hope that Tex's retirement goes down like this. It's always hard to see your team's great players go to other teams in the twilight of their career. I myself am still scarred by the sight of Thurman Thomas playing one last sad season in Miami - Miami! - before calling it quits.

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