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 Post subject: Re: Retire it already...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:04 pm 
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Retiring the number is a little different than HoF. The HoF voters are maybe going on speculation and hearsay. It's possible the people deciding on retiring the number KNOW he was using and aren't giving the honor?

For the HoF voters there are no failed tests. The Mets internally don't need failed tests.


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 Post subject: Re: Retire it already...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:15 pm 
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I don't think it really matters when they do it, but in my opinion #17 is the number that needs to be retired first.


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 Post subject: Re: Retire it already...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:44 pm 
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I have wanted Piazza's number retired for as long as it has been discussed.

I think the team in the Bronx is getting carried away in the other direction, but Piazza was the transformative player in making the Mets a legitimate contender when he was here.

In 50+ years, we've had the Miracle Mets and their era that ended with the Seaver trade, the mid-to-late 80s teams, Piazza's teams, and maybe the 2006 team with a core that stayed relevant a couple more years. That's it.

I thought Piazza and Seaver sharing the last moment on the Shea field was appropriate and still see Mike as having been a great Met.

I also think that his willingness to stay when he was a free agent is something we can't take lightly as Mets fans. He could have gotten big money anywhere, but he embraced the team and its fans.

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 Post subject: Re: Retire it already...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:46 pm 
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Steve The Original wrote:
I don't think it really matters when they do it, but in my opinion #17 is the number that needs to be retired first.



He deserves it as well and considering his current involvement with the franchise it's almost uncomfortable it hasn't been (and continues to be issued!)

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 Post subject: Re: Retire it already...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:19 pm 
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I agree on Keith deserving the honor. He brought change that led to the successful 80s teams.


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