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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #1: January 29, 2013, 08:37:49 PM »
Some memories there ....

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #2: January 30, 2013, 04:13:28 AM »
Bleh, I feel like I'm getting old when all these guys I cheered in the prime of their careers are dropping like flies and retiring. Vinny Castilla must be nearing 50 by now... 45 or 47? Geez. Zimmerman'll be in the HoF before we know it.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #3: January 30, 2013, 09:06:48 AM »
No, old is when TNG cast members start dying.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #4: January 30, 2013, 09:10:52 AM »
Still the Nats' best-ever at throwing out base-stealers...much missed.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #5: January 30, 2013, 09:11:19 AM »
No, old is when TNG cast members start dying.

Old is not knowing what TNG is.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #6: January 30, 2013, 09:14:50 AM »
Old is not knowing what TNG is.

Old is when Gidget becomes a grandmother.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #7: January 30, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »
Old is when Gidget becomes a grandmother.

I didn't know she was pregnant.   Thought she was still runnin' around Rome.    Guess she should have been more careful.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #8: January 30, 2013, 09:32:17 AM »
I didn't know she was pregnant.   Thought she was still runnin' around Rome.    Guess she should have been more careful.

The nun outfit did her in

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #9: January 30, 2013, 12:39:14 PM »
he was no Paul Lo Duca.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #10: January 30, 2013, 12:54:07 PM »
I believe Schneider and Church brought us Lastings '5 tools' Milledge.  Thanks Bowden.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #11: January 30, 2013, 03:39:10 PM »
Fangraphs Matt Klaasen wrote a piece on Schneider's 3 biggest hits in terms of win probability added. Below is #1. 
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-best-of-brian-schneider/
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It has been a rough week for the population of former Montreal Expos in the major leagues. On the heels of Nick Johnson’s retirement, former Expos, Nationals, Mets, and Phillies catcher Brian Schneider announced that his baseball playing career was over. Schneider started his professional career after being drafted by the Expos back in 1995, when they still may have seemed to have a viable future in Montreal (remember that 1994 team?). Schneider was never a star or even a “what if” guy like Johnson, but he he did manage to play 13 seasons in the majors. Schneider was hardly a career backup, either, as he started at least 95 games at catcher every season from 2003 to 2008. He was not ever an average bat (other than in his 48 plate appearance stint in 2001), but he was not terrible, especially considering his position. Schneider was good defensively. He threw out more base runners than average, and the limited records we have show Schneider to have been good at framing pitches.

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The Nationals had a tough task ahead of them on April 12, as they were facing Tim Hudson, who had come over from Oakland in the off-season. Washington started the scoring in the fourth when Jose Vidro hit a home run off of Hudson, but the Jones Brothers drove in runs in the fourth and sixth, putting Atlanta up 3-1, a lead which persisted into the ninth inning. Facing Dan Kolb, the Nationals managed to load the bases with none out. Atlanta got a force at home, then Cristian Guzman hit a sacrifice fly to score Jose Guillen. Down 3-2, with runners on first and second and two out, the Nationals chances were still slim. However, Schneider drilled a double to center field that scored Nick Johnson and Ryan Church, putting the Nationals ahead (for good, as it turned out) 4-3, the biggest hit of his career (according to WPA — .678).



#3 was also with the Nats, 2006 v. Derrick Turnbow.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #12: January 30, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
I believe Schneider and Church brought us Lastings '5 tools' Milledge.  Thanks Bowden.

that's correct, and Milledge and Hanrahan netted us Burnett and Nyjer.

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #13: January 31, 2013, 12:48:21 PM »
Weren't Schneider's dogs named "Ribbi" and "Dinger"?  :lol:

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #14: January 31, 2013, 02:32:45 PM »
That beats "6-4-3" and "K."

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #16: January 31, 2013, 04:06:21 PM »
That beats "6-4-3" and "K."

are those Espinosa's dogs names?

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Re: Brian Schneider announces his retirement
« Reply #17: January 31, 2013, 06:11:56 PM »
K is his first dog, and GiGi IV is the one he's getting this year.