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Gonzalez And D-Backs Part Ways  
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 869 times:

For Arizona Diamondbacks fans, Luis Gonzalez, the face of the Diamondbacks for the past eight seasons, and a 2001 World Series game 7 hero when his bloop single off Yankee's Mariano Rivera drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, was told by team officials that they have no intention of bringing him back for a ninth season. He had a club option for $10M for 2007, but with his age 39, his decline in performance, led to the parting of the ways. Look for him to land with the Devil Rays next season. One strange fact, on Tuesday night against Washington he became the oldest player ever to hit 50 doubles in a season. Aside from baseball, Luis is a CLASS ACT.

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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 863 times:

NOOOOOO!!!

Why? damn, this sucks. First Palmero is found with steroids, then Sosa was forced out, and now Gonzalez? All my childhood baseball heros are dissapearing  Sad



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
Why?

He makes too much for what he can offer the team. Isn't he getting up there in age?



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 838 times:

He was a good player for the Cubs for 1 year. I wish they had kept him.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13267 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 834 times:
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Thanks for the memories, Gonzo. We'll miss ya.


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 828 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 2):
Isn't he getting up there in age?

Yes he just turned 39, whats to stick around to get 3,000 hits but he is nearly 650 hits away at his age, and his overall performance has been in declined so I doubt he will get there. Thanks for the great memories as a D-Back.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
NOOOOOO!!!

I said the same thing when the Mariners traded away Jamie Moyer.

A true class act, and they trade him. One of the few bright spots on the team in recent years. I hope he comes back in a trade, though.


User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
NOOOOOO!!!

Why? damn, this sucks. First Palmero is found with steroids, then Sosa was forced out, and now Gonzalez? All my childhood baseball heros are dissapearing

Don't feel too bad...all of mine disappeared years ago...


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Quoting Exarmywarrant (Reply 7):
Don't feel too bad...all of mine disappeared years ago...

Shouldn't that be decades ago??  old 


User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 8):
Shouldn't that be decades ago??

I dunno...I've forgotten just when that was...


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 797 times:

We loved him when he was here in Houston, it's nice to see him go on and get a ring (with the series winning hit, no less), what a great guy.

Doesn't he and his wife have twins (or triplets)?



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 10):
Doesn't he and his wife have twins (or triplets)?

Triplets is the answer. When he first came to Arizona, he rented a home in our neighorhood in Gilbert, what a great guy then neighorhood kids loved him and hated it when he moved to the "big" house in Scottsdale. While he is a great guy, he should realize that his time as a everyday ball player is just about up. I read in the paper that since 2004 he has batted .235 with runner in scoring position. Not good.


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