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Postby ZAZ » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:08 pm

They just annouced on the YES srpint training game that Al Leiter has announced his retirement. He's pitching right now for the last time. He's had a pretty good career and I don't mean any disrepect, but...... Thank God and it's about time! He should have retired after his start in Boston last season in which he pitched like it was 1997 again. I was worried the Yanks would use him some this season.
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Postby hybrid » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:11 pm

Why didn't he retire before the WBC, I can understand wanting to play in it but he was completely useless. :-P That said no one roster spot would of saved the US from how they finished, that played lackluster in the whole tournament except for one inning.
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Postby Zito is God » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:59 pm

Thats sad, leiter was always a solid pitcher with a good career and was always a very nice guy in interviews and press coverage. He was just getting too old for the game...
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Postby foulballstrike3 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:10 pm

Yeah, he was good every other year about 5 years ago. His time was well overdue.
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