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 Post subject: Jeff Kent Retired
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:44 pm 
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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3849334

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Jeff Kent, who built a strong Hall of Fame case while setting the Major League Baseball record for career home runs by a second baseman, will formally announce his retirement Thursday at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers said.

Kent's 351 career home runs as a second baseman are 74 more than Ryne Sandberg's total.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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Jeff Kent was one of the few players who gave Barry Bonds a run for his money on being the biggest asshole in baseball.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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But has been the only one to uphold baseballs rich mustache tradition.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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chetthespian wrote:
But has been the only one to uphold baseballs rich mustache tradition.

Baseball has a rich mustache tradition?

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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Willton wrote:
Baseball has a rich mustache tradition?

Surely you jest.
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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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Okay, fair point.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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I will always remember Jeff for saying he broke his hand washing his truck. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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Colin21 wrote:
I will always remember Jeff for saying he broke his hand washing his truck. :lol:


Must have been washing it in hard water.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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...or maybe he had one of those "man-trucks" Howie Long has been pushing on TV and it beat the crap out of him.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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Colin21 wrote:
I will always remember Jeff for saying he broke his hand washing his truck. :lol:

Beats Sammy Sosa injuring his back from violent sneezing.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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I know it's getting off topic, but who was it who fell out of bed and/or got bit by a spider? I want to say Glenallen Hill in the early 90's.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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To put a Bucco spin on freak injuries, wasn't it Jose Silva who pulled a muscle turning off his alarm clock?

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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eStragand wrote:
I know it's getting off topic, but who was it who fell out of bed and/or got bit by a spider? I want to say Glenallen Hill in the early 90's.


Yeah, that was Hill. He was dreaming that he was being attacked by spiders and smashed through a glass table.

Still hard to beat Vince Coleman getting rolled up in the tarp machine ... and missing the World Series.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
eStragand wrote:
I know it's getting off topic, but who was it who fell out of bed and/or got bit by a spider? I want to say Glenallen Hill in the early 90's.


Yeah, that was Hill. He was dreaming that he was being attacked by spiders and smashed through a glass table.

Still hard to beat Vince Coleman getting rolled up in the tarp machine ... and missing the World Series.


Well Vince Coleman might have had the worst ending to a good career ever.This is the final part of his Wiki page.I got atleast 5 laughs out of it.

He was with St. Louis in 1985 when they went to the World Series, but did not play due to a freak injury that he suffered when the automatic tarpaulin at Busch Stadium rolled over his leg during stretching exercises prior to a National League Championship Series game. The injury sidelined him for the rest of the postseason, and his Cardinals eventually lost a controversial World Series to Kansas City.

After leaving St. Louis via free agency, Coleman's career took a quick downward spiral in the 1990s. He appalled baseball fans, the press and many African Americans when he declared "I don't know nothing about no Jackie Robinson" in 1991. Responding to Coleman, Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson's widow said, "I hope somehow he'll learn and be embarrassed by his own ignorance."

Coleman became infamous in 1993. Three months after injuring Dwight Gooden's arm by recklessly swinging a golf club in the clubhouse, Coleman was charged with endangerment when he threw a lit firecracker into a crowd of baseball fans waiting for autographs in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The explosion injured three children, including two-year-old Amanda Santos. He was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for the incident, and was suspended by the Mets for the rest of season. At the end of the season, the Mets traded him, with cash to the Kansas City Royals for Kevin McReynolds.

He finished his active career in 1997 with the 14 at bats for the Detroit Tigers and a .071 batting average.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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Willton wrote:
Colin21 wrote:
I will always remember Jeff for saying he broke his hand washing his truck. :lol:

Beats Sammy Sosa injuring his back from violent sneezing.

Hey now. I know it sounds crazy, but i have injured my back by sneezing on more than one occasion, and my doctor told me that it happens a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Kent Retired
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I have done it several times myself too. God sciatica is great.


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