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Old 06-21-2013, 03:21 PM
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Default Adios, El Caballo

Though he hasn't played this year yet, Carlos Lee made it official today that he is indeed retired

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:26 PM
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My fondest memory of him involves a crosstown game, Rooney and Farmer on the radio, and hitting my head on the basement ceiling and getting a bad headache when that game ended.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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My fondest memory of Carlos involves his being pulled from a game because he was starting at women in the LF bleachers.
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My fondest memory of him involves a crosstown game, Rooney and Farmer on the radio, and hitting my head on the basement ceiling and getting a bad headache when that game ended.
Remember when those games used to really mean something? I was working at Jewel when that happened, we had the game on in the back room, and half the store staff went nuts and the other half were pissed.



Probably still to this day one of the most exciting non-2005 White Sox homers I can remember.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the memories, El Caballo. You made the scoreboard go off like few others.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for the memories, El Caballo. You made the scoreboard go off like few others.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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I loved Carlos Lee. He wasn't the most heads up player nor was he much for defense but man could he mash the ball. He hit a ton of big RBIs for the Sox in his career. I attended his debut game in 1999 and he hit a HR off Tom Candiotti in his first ever MLB AB. I remember I went to that game with my Dad and he asked me if this "Lee guy" was supposed to be any good. I told him that all I knew about him was that he was hitting a lot of HRs in the minors. No sooner did the words escape my lips, we heard the crack of the bat and outta the park it went.

My other favorite Carlos Lee HR was the one others mentioned where he walked off the Cubs with a grand slam on an 0-2 pitch. That was the loudest I've ever heard our ballpark for a non-playoff game.
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After 14 seasons with CWS, MIL, TEX, HOU and MIA, Carlos Lee has officially announced his retirement at the age of 37.

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Wow. I remember when I was really young and he was really young (well, in his 20s anyway). Time sure flies. Thanks for the memories, Carlos Lee. May life treat you well from here on out.

You know that you're starting to get old when guys you remember coming up through the system are retiring. :(
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I like Carlos, but he was easily the poster boy for the softball era White Sox. He could hit and not really do anything else. How he never ended up a DH anywhere is beyond me.
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I like Carlos, but he was easily the poster boy for the softball era White Sox. He could hit and not really do anything else. How he never ended up a DH anywhere is beyond me.
He made $19 million a season from 2009-2011 and $18.5 million in 2012. That contract wasn't going anywhere.
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He made $19 million a season from 2009-2011 and $18.5 million in 2012. That contract wasn't going anywhere.
Yup. I STILL can't believe the Astros signed him to a 6 year, $100 million deal at age 31.
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Yup. I STILL can't believe the Astros signed him to a 6 year, $100 million deal at age 31.
He earned that with them for at least the first 4 and a half years of the deal, and then they flipped him before the deadline last year for good defensive 3B, Matt Dominguez.

IMO, it was a good signing overall. Better than letting the Cubs sign him...
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