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Old 12-25-2012, 11:01 PM
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Default Omar Vizquel Retires

I don't know how to quote a tweet and it is entirely possible that this has been known for a long time and I was unaware of it, but per his Twitter account he has retired. I don't know how to quote a tweet but his twitter page is here: https://twitter.com/VizquelOmar13

He tweeted it about six hours ago.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:14 PM
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This has another White Sox connection other than the obvious; he was the last active player to ever play at Old Comiskey.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:41 PM
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This has another White Sox connection other than the obvious; he was the last active player to ever play at Old Comiskey.
You're right, I forgot about that. Wow. It's hard to believe that New Comiskey is going to be 22 years old. It's also the 6th oldest stadium I think.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:19 AM
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Let's be honest, Vizquel retired a couple years ago. He's been stealing money.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:26 AM
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I don't know how to quote a tweet and it is entirely possible that this has been known for a long time and I was unaware of it, but per his Twitter account he has retired. I don't know how to quote a tweet but his twitter page is here: https://twitter.com/VizquelOmar13

He tweeted it about six hours ago.

Vizquel's retirement at the end of the 2012 season got some attention from the MLB Network the last day of the regular season. The Blue Jays started hiim at shortstop, he singled in his last at bat and came out of the game defensively with two out in the ninth to give hiim a chance to walk off the field to applause. It looked like a nice way to end his Hall of Fame career.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:25 AM
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Let's be honest, Vizquel retired a couple years ago. He's been stealing money.
He did a pretty good job as a back up in Texas and did a fantastic job coming off of the bench for the White Sox in 2010.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:22 AM
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Let's be honest, Vizquel retired a couple years ago. He's been stealing money.
I recall him getting picked off second base in a critical game in KC halfway through the season in 2010 when the Sox were still in the hunt. He was half-assing it pretty much the entire two years he was with the Sox.

Not to say I don't respect him for putting together a HOF-worthy career, because never in a million years did I think he would be a HOFer when he came up with the Mariners in the late 80s.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:56 AM
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I recall him getting picked off second base in a critical game in KC halfway through the season in 2010 when the Sox were still in the hunt. He was half-assing it pretty much the entire two years he was with the Sox.
Well, if it's your anecdote against mine, I recall him providing quite a spark and relief to the team after Teahen went down in Tampa, which coincided with a defensive surge from TCM and a 25-5 run going into the All-Star Break.

Not to mention he was pretty damn decent offensively for a light-hitting 43 year old middle infielder.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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I was at a game in mid August and when Omar got a hit they retrieved the ball. I think it was known then he was retiring. We made a comment at the time that we were wondering if he was keeping all of them in case it was his last career hit? Or maybe he passed someone on a hit list.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:26 AM
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I wonder what the great Felix Fermin is up to these days?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:21 AM
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I wonder if he'll be the last of the defensive only hall of famers. Imo, he's a lock despite hitting over. 300 only once with no power.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:51 AM
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Let's be honest, Vizquel retired a couple years ago. He's been stealing money.
He looked like he was done during his last year in San Francisco, but the White Sox got more out of him than anyone expected.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:43 PM
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Hell of a career and a nice two-year stint with us. Way to go, Omar!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:47 PM
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I wonder if he'll be the last of the defensive only hall of famers. Imo, he's a lock despite hitting over. 300 only once with no power.
Some aren't convinced by his HOF case, actually. His supporters cast him as the 90s equivalent of Ozzie Smith, but some of the numbers suggest that Vizquel's glove was nowhere near Smith's.

Myself, I'm on the fence.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:28 PM
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Some aren't convinced by his HOF case, actually. His supporters cast him as the 90s equivalent of Ozzie Smith, but some of the numbers suggest that Vizquel's glove was nowhere near Smith's.

Myself, I'm on the fence.
I remember early in his career, he was called, "A poor man's Ozzie Guillen". Funny how it worked out. Ozzie was a poor mans Vizquel.
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