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Not the Retiring Kind?
2008-10-03 07:35
by Alex Belth
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I caught this bit from Mike Mussina's brother via Jim Baumbach over at Newsday.  Maybe Moose won't retire after all.  As a fan, I sure would like to see him make a run at 300.  Even if he doesn't get there, I would love rooting for him for another couple of two, three years.  I've been a fan since his days in Baltimore.




2008-10-03 07:50:22
1.   Mattpat11

Also, did anyone notice how hard Verducci was promoting Moose last night? I think he said "Harden has to be Mike Mussina" at least three times.

2008-10-03 08:10:38
2.   Andre
Maybe verducci is hoping to write a book about Mussina?
2008-10-03 08:19:40
3.   Bob B
I, too, have been a fan of Mussina since he was at Stanford leading them to the College World Series twice. It would be great to see him back in Pinstripes shooting for 300 career wins. So many people wrote him off after last season but apparently Susan Waldman was correct that he was injured most of 2007 and just wouldn't use it as an excuse. He's bright, articulate and still can be a #2-3 starter on any team (Heck, he was our #1 eventually). Plus, he's handled NY well where others clearly haven't.
2008-10-03 08:33:11
4.   Bagel Boy
Does anyone else thing Moose would make a great pitching coach? He's already helped Hughes. Seems like one more reason to try to get him back - keep doing what he was doing and get him to be more vocal with his young teammates on how he does it.
2008-10-03 08:50:40
5.   ms october
ole moose - i will really miss him if he retires or ends up on another team, but i will be rooting for him to get 300 if he ends up pitching anywhere.
though hopefully if he wants to play he will stay with the yanks.

3 in a lot of moose's post game interviews this year he alluded to being healthy this year, so i agree that a good bit of his 2007 season performance was related to injuries.

4 i also think moose would make a good pitching coach, but don't see him doing it - at least not in the first few years of whenever he retires.

2008-10-03 08:59:57
6.   Eirias
Most useless piece of journalism ever? Perhaps. You decide:

2008-10-03 09:27:43
7.   vockins
I think it would be better for everyone involved if Moose called it a career.

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