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Barry Larkin (official thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by DaytonBuck, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Larkin Back for 2005?

    After the year he's had this year, I wouldn't mind seeing him back for another season. I think the Reds success this year is a big part of him possibly coming back.
  2. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Like everyone keeps saying, the Reds have been trying to find Barry Larkin's replacement for almost 15 years, and they still haven't been able to come up with someone better than him. I doubt they'll be able to do it for next season. Larkin at $9 million is a waste. Larkin at $900K is a monumental steal.
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Couldn't have said it any better myself, jlb.
  4. osubartender23

    osubartender23 Purple Nurple King

    Barry Larkin officially retired on Sunday according to Espin. He will join the Washington Nationals in some sort of special role. Would have loved to have seen him join the Reds front office, but I bet there is still some bad blood there over not being tendered an offer for this year.
  5. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I'm happy to hear it. Barry's had a great career but I was wondering if he was actually going to fossilize in the middle of a play next season.
  6. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    As a life long Cincinnatian and Reds fan I say good freaking riddance and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

    Barely Larkin was a cancer, a malcontent and pansy 'pretty boy'. He demanded preferrential treatment and splintered the clubhouse with his act. He never played hurt and was OFTEN hurt. He claims to be a 'Cincinnatian' even though he never gives back to the community OR his alma matter, Moeller High. Not to mention that he hasn't LIVED here since he joined the Reds..the guy is a first class prick. Is it any wonder that when Greg Vaugh came to the Reds in 1999 that the ENTIRE clubhouse referred to HIM as the leader of the team?

    Goodbye Barely...don't ever comeback.
  7. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    Didn't he play college ball for TSUN?
  8. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    yes, he did...another reason for me to dislike him.

    Thanks for reminding me!

  9. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Classy post.

    12 time all-star, 3 gold gloves, 1 NL MVP and a World Series ring.

    ...but I guess you can't please everyone.
  10. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    easy for you to say. I am sure you have read about his act daily for the last 15 years...:roll2:

    Trust me...there are more Reds fans in this city that feel the way I do then feel the other way.
  11. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    As a lifelong Reds fan, I agree that he probably outstayed his welcome and that it is better for the team that they will be parting ways. That doesn't give the entire city a license to kick him at the end of a very good career. I don't mind criticism of a player for their faults, but Barry has been with Cincy for his entire career and has stayed out of trouble. His only crimes are trying to hang on to a fading career and being an aloof personality.

    After he is forced into retirement, I guess every message board clown gets to take their shots. It's just one of those things that is better to think and not say.
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Larkin maize and blue forever
    Ex-Red inducted into Wolverines' Hall of Honor

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The congratulatory character references rolled into the University of Michigan on a regular basis, each - in their own way - painting a picture of a baseball star who had arrived here never intending to play.
    The letters from former teammates ranged from reminders of unpaid pizza loans to mentions of fictional clauses in a prenuptial agreement that if either of two men - Harrison Ford or a certain former Wolverines' shortstop who went on to play 19 seasons with the Reds - ever became available, it would give cause for a sudden separation.
    With every spoken sentiment Saturday night, the smile widened across Barry Larkin's face, proof that one of eight new members to join the university's Hall of Honor had made the right choice in walking away from a Bo Schembechler football scholarship offer to pursue a career on the diamond.


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