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Mike Lowell To Retire: The Tale of Two Contracts

Coming off a World Series win with the Marlins in 2003 and a strong season in 2004, Mike Lowell headed into 2005 with high hopes for another big year in south Florida. Instead, he flopped like a fish out of water, bashing just eight home runs in 150 games that season, which turned out to […]

Former Bruin Aaron Ward Retires

After a 13-year career in the NHL, including three Stanley Cups, defenseman Aaron Ward has decided to hang up his skates. The 37-year-old Ward spent parts of three years with the Bruins from 2007-2009. “I’m very proud to have played for as long as I did in the NHL, with and against the best players […]

It’s the Truth: Pierce Retiring After Current Contract

The end is near. The apocalyptic event that will inevitably come crashing down on the Celtics is dawning on the organization. It’s something that nobody wants, but everyone knows it has to come at one time or another. A nation’s leader, loved by his people will be sailing off into the sunset, or in this […]

Ken Griffey Jr. Stayed Too Long

This is not how it was supposed to happen. Not like this. He was supposed to leave the game with the same grace and ease he used to run down fly balls and hit mammoth home runs with. He was supposed to say “I’m done” and we were supposed to beg him to stay for […]

Ken Griffey Jr.: The Kid Stays In The Picture

Ken Griffey Jr. has taken his backwards hat, 1000-megawatt smile and effortless left-handed stroke to that sweet by and by. The oldest Kid in the game has retired from baseball after 22 mostly magical seasons and innumerable moments on the baseball diamond where he simply made the game more fun to watch. From running up […]

Ken Griffey Jr. Retires After 22 Seasons

One of the greatest players in major league history, Ken Griffey Jr., retired on Wednesday, ending a Hall of Fame 22-year career with the team he started it with, the Seattle Mariners. He also played with the Reds and White Sox. Griffey retires with the fifth highest home run total (630) in baseball history, behind […]

Video: Nomar, Red Sox Retirement Press Conference

Red Sox legend Nomar Garciaparra retired as a member of the Sox organization on Wednesday, revealing the news in a press conference.

Nomar Retires After Signing One-Day Deal with Red Sox

In a press conference Wednesday morning, Red Sox legend Nomar Garciaparra first announced that he signed a one-day, minor league contract with the team, and then announced his retirement to officially end his 14-year playing career in a Red Sox uniform. “I was not lying when I said I would always have a dream. This […]

Nomar Garciaparra to Retire?

Nomar Garciaparra appeared destined for the Hall of Fame, and a back-and-forth rivalry with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for years and years. By 2004, when he was traded to the Cubs, it appeared Nomar may be able to continue his production against weaker pitching in the National League Central. Looks can be deceiving, and with […]

Randy Johnson Retires After 22 Seasons

Five-time Cy Young Award Winner Randy Johnson has decided to retire after 22 big league seasons. The 46-year-old lefty finished his career as the all-time strikeout leader among left-handed pitchers with 4,875 K’s, trailing the overall leader by nearly 1,000 (Nolan Ryan with 5,714). Johnson finished 8-6 last season with the Giants, giving him 303 […]

Bruschi Leaves a Legacy Behind in New England

There is no player that embodied what it meant to be a Patriot more then Tedy Bruschi. Now, after 13 seasons, he will hang up his cleats and leave the game as a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest Patriots of all time. During the press conference Monday, Bruschi was alongside coach […]

New England: The New Retirement Spot for Elderly Athletes

Is Gillette Stadium wheelchair accessible? At the 50 yard-line? Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi and Junior Seau would like to know. I’m pretty sure the reason Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball is all-star worthy this year is because of the mass amounts of beer Wakefield drinks before and after games. It’s definitely not steroids. The guy looks like […]