Originally Posted by Toni
I can't believe people are even considering retiring the numbers of the likes of Alvin Williams, Mo Pete, Jose, Rasho!?
This is actually comical.
I dont think its comical.
I fully stated this is not
about hall of fame credentials or accomplishements.
Off the top of my head - the Blue Jays retired Dave Stieb jeresey as I recall and he will never sniff the hall of fame. If the Jays retired only the jerseys of hall of famers it would be limited to 1 or 2 players - Alomar and Carter. It would exclude all the others important pieces that passed through Toronto like a Tony Fernandez.
So is Dave Steib equally laughable?? Tony ??
Or are they players that were a kind of heart and soul franchise icon that means something to the fans??
Whats so comicial about recognizing a couple of "heart and sole franchise" players in the limited history of this team?
I find it comical that some people on this board would choose to recognize Vince Carter a
s having some intimate connection with the franchise, and fans.
He may or may not be a Hall of Famer - but frankly he completely burned bridges here with his "I gave up".
Antonio Davis - ditto - "they taught my kids metric - Boo Hoo"
TMac - ditto - wanting to play 2nd fiddle to Grant Hill instead of VC
Cbosh - ditto - "should i stay or should I go tweet"
Bullshit - all of these guys.
At least Alvin hustled - played on bad knees - did a lot of community work (meet him in Aurora many times) and came back to coach. Also had a 'respectable career'.
MoPete is a stretch but I do have a soft spot for the guy. Also met him at a number of community events in York Region.