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Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby hooligan1 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:12 am

11:30 EST. Speculation so far is that he might be announcing he's either done for the year or even retiring right now. I guess we'll see.....
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:15 am

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... p&c_id=mlb

ATLANTA -- John Smoltz has said that he'll be content if he never throws another pitch. Now, just two days after he attempted to alleviate stress on his shoulder with a move to the bullpen, the Braves veteran pitcher finds this to be a more defined possibility.
The Braves have scheduled an 11:30 a.m. ET news conference at Turner Field and at that time, they are expected to discuss Smoltz's future. There has been talk that he will need to undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby dclark0699 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:19 am

They just said on First Take that he will have season ending surgery - take it for what it is because Skip Bayless was on camera when it was said.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby RedHopeful » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:20 am

dclark0699 wrote:They just said on First Take that he will have season ending surgery - take it for what it is because Skip Bayless was on camera when it was said.


Nothing to do with Skip so I'm lost why you even said that. Dana reported the news stating it came from an AP report....
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby dclark0699 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:22 am

RedHopeful wrote:
dclark0699 wrote:They just said on First Take that he will have season ending surgery - take it for what it is because Skip Bayless was on camera when it was said.


Nothing to do with Skip so I'm lost why you even said that. Dana reported the news stating it came from an AP report....


I discount anything said with Skip Bayless in the vicinity or anything said by a show that employs him.
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby decoy562 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:23 am

Oh suck...

I would have been happy with 70% of a John Smoltz over anybody the Braves will call up to replace him.

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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby Yoda » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:36 am

This is one of the few times I am upset that I was right. Great career for Smoltz if he really is throwing in the towel. :,-(
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby bobbing_headz » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:51 am

As a Soriano owner all I can say is Hallelujah :-D

Too bad for Smoltz though
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:53 am

So who do we run out and pick up? Manny Acosta?
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Re: Smoltz calls press-con. Speculation is he's done

Postby smoovethug » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:00 am

Mookie4ever wrote:So who do we run out and pick up? Manny Acosta?


I'd assume its Soriano only Acosta if Soriano gets hurt again.

Sad to see a great career end on this note if indeed he is done. :,-(
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