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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #125: June 21, 2022, 12:33:37 AM »
He’s a lightning rod for the playoff failures even though he generally performed well. The where’s my ring comment did not work out. And they would not have won four division titles without him. No Soto back then. Letting him go allowed them to sign Corbin which helped win a title. So there is that.
Circling back to Zim -- Zim has the satisfaction of playing his entire career with the same team and helping his team win a World Series.  Even though Harper is a future HOFer he may never win a World Series and will never get the satisfaction of being associated with a single team.  Furthermore, after he retires he'll leave town and head West faster than you can say "Three Hundred and Thirty Million". 

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #126: June 21, 2022, 12:43:25 AM »
Very very few players get to do what Zimmerman did.

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #127: June 21, 2022, 08:20:47 AM »
Very very few players get to do what Zimmerman did.
Strasburg :(

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #129: June 21, 2022, 10:53:37 AM »
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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #130: June 21, 2022, 11:17:53 AM »
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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #131: June 21, 2022, 01:26:43 PM »
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Somewhere in storage my Ronnie Belliard fathead is crying tears at this name. 

Zimmerman a class act all the way, hats off to that boss. 

Harper still selling Gatorade and got the kids pumped.  Saw a LL group at Chick-Fil-A in Cary the other day and of the 12 kids wearing signature cleats six had Harper.  Entirely possible said LLers were Mormons but I was kind of shocked Harper still has that level of appeal to the kids.

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #132: June 21, 2022, 02:12:02 PM »
Since this is a Zimmerman thread, JAWS has Zimmerman 40th among 3B. That's just behind Deacon White, who made the Hall, and well ahead of Pie Traynor, who also made the hall.

Hey, we can dream, right?

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/jaws_3B.shtml

Seriously, if not for the injuries, Zimmerman was at least making a case for a HoF career.


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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #133: June 21, 2022, 02:18:55 PM »
Broke out most of the Harper discussion, but left a few that were on point - his reception and remarks at the Zimmerman retirement.  This is an RZ thread.

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #134: June 22, 2022, 04:53:28 PM »
if you bought a ticket for Saturday's game, check your email, the NFTs have arrived.

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #135: June 22, 2022, 05:09:26 PM »
if you bought a ticket for Saturday's game, check your email, the NFTs have arrived.
I probably deleted it as junk

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« Reply #136: June 22, 2022, 09:30:36 PM »
I probably deleted it as junk

That's a not inaccurate assessment of NFTs.

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« Reply #137: June 23, 2022, 06:04:29 PM »
if you bought a ticket for Saturday's game, check your email, the NFTs have arrived.

I thought they were going to have pictures of us in our seats or something cool. It was a gif with our seat number.

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« Reply #138: June 23, 2022, 11:12:06 PM »
I thought they were going to have pictures of us in our seats or something cool. It was a gif with our seat number.

Yes, but it's a GIF with your seat number that also has a unique identifier proving you own that GIF with a seat number, and if someone right clicks that GIF and saves it, why, they'll have a copy and you can't stop them, but they won't have the awesome cool proof that someone made a digital entry in a log book that you were the one with that seat.

NFTs are the dumbest freaking grift since people started selling acres of land on the moon.

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Re: End of an Era - Zimmerman retires
« Reply #139: June 24, 2022, 12:08:22 AM »
NFTs are the dumbest freaking grift since people started selling acres of land on the moon.

Couldn't agree more.  And somehow people are actually buying these.  Some moron paid $50 for this made-up GIF.