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Schilling announces his retirement

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Can't wait until someone picks him in a fantasy draft.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I was having this conversation at the bar last night ... the differences between Schilling and Clemens. You know, what happened to Schilling around age 40 is what's supposed to happen to a pitcher. He gets old. His body breaks down. He can't recover from an injury and is done. The fact that Clemens continued to pitch in almost cyborg-like fashion in his early 40s is a pretty damning indictment that he was putting something in his body he shouldn't have.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    What about Nolan Ryan, Phil Neikro, Don Sutton and Greg Maddux? They have similar stats in their 40's to Clemens.
  5. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Well, Clemens also seemed obsessed with working out. Schilling, less so.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Niekro was a knuckleballer so I'm not sure he'd be a good comparison.

    Ryan was a workout freak.

    As for the other two, they weren't really power pitchers.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    For most pitchers, it happens a whole lot earlier than 40. But you'd expect there to be a few outliers.
  8. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Jamie Moyer = 'roid freak.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So, how soon before he shows up as a color guy for Fox's game of the week?
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Charlie Hough wants some of that action.
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Hough, Maddux, Niekro were all finesse pitchers. Moyer too. He's not throwing a 90 MPH splitter at age 43. Again, just bar talk, no definitive research or anything.
  12. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    I was joking. I believe Clemens was a cheat.
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