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getonbckthr
07-27-2007, 07:51 PM
2nd back surgery. Career over?

Foulke You
07-27-2007, 11:33 PM
Randy should hang up the spikes. He had himself a nice career, a World Series ring, plenty of playoff and all star appearances too. The only way I could see him coming back would be as a closer but I don't think he is durable enough to pitch back to back days so even that might not be a viable option anymore.

Nellie_Fox
07-28-2007, 01:43 AM
You're already a sure HOFer. Call it a career while you can still walk. You have the rest of your life to live.

palehozenychicty
07-28-2007, 10:08 AM
You're already a sure HOFer. Call it a career while you can still walk. You have the rest of your life to live.

Exactly. Two back surgeries in one calendar year?! Ouch. :o:

MISoxfan
07-29-2007, 01:45 PM
Is 300 wins a big deal for him?

TheVulture
07-29-2007, 03:45 PM
Just checking out his stats on baseball reference. He only made 8 starts in '96, but from '95-'97, he went 43-6 with the M's. Yikes!

SOXSINCE'70
07-29-2007, 04:48 PM
1 back surgery is painful enough.
2 surgeries ?? Forget it.Randy Johnson
has had a great career.It's sad to see it
end this way.:(:

PKalltheway
07-29-2007, 06:32 PM
He's done. Besides, there's nothing left for him to prove since he's already a first ballot hall of famer. 280+ wins, 3rd all time in strikeouts (at one point, albeit briefly, was 2nd all time), a World Series ring, a perfect game, a no-hitter, 4 Cy Youngs, a 20 strikeout game, and numerous All-Star appearances, I think he can call it a career at this point.

Plus, I don't think you wanna keep pushing your back at that age anyway.

MarySwiss
07-29-2007, 07:10 PM
I doubt we'll see him back again. If he's smart, he'll retire at the top. But these guys are so ultra-competitive, who knows?

Nellie_Fox
07-30-2007, 02:52 AM
I read that this will be his third back surgery. Can anyone confirm?

Huisj
07-30-2007, 12:21 PM
I read that this will be his third back surgery. Can anyone confirm?

I think the 2nd surgery statement was meaning to say it's his second this year. He also had back surgery in '96 when he missed a lot of that season in Seattle I think.

balke
07-30-2007, 12:28 PM
I think he'll be back to try and get 300. It'll be rough to watch though, he needs like 16 wins.

ZombieRob
07-30-2007, 01:58 PM
I think he'll be back to try and get 300. It'll be rough to watch though, he needs like 16 wins.
Even if he doesn't make the 300 club he has to be in the Hall. He played with some bad M's teams.Always enjoyed it when the Sox played him. BTW didn't Ron Karkovice hit him well?I can't remember who it was,but it was a hitter you least likely would think.I'm also thinking maybe Grebeck hit him hard?