Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by BigRon:
It is a sad day for Baseball. RJ was a great pitcher for a long time. The all time career leading in strikeouts per nine innings. 2nd all time in Strikeouts. Perhaps in the top 5 all time Lefties.
Ron..... seeing a 46 year old superstar leave the game isnt a sad day at all. You make it sound like he died. LOL What is much sadder is when players hang on way past their time and tarnish their reputations. Gladly, RJ didnt do that.
Nah, I think Johnson is a class act. He valued his team above his stats. With the exception of one tired reporter in NY, he conducted himself well.
I also loved it that 2 of his best highlights featured him and SF. The Bird blowup and during Mark McGwire's Home run barrage in the Home Run hitting contest he mistakenly puts on a Giants Hat.