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Farewell to Marlins Park 1.0

Marlins Park opened to much fanfare four years ago, and while the team quickly abandoned what it had taken on as its new operational identity, there’s no abandoning a ballpark that fast. Not that the Marlins want to leave, anyway, but — love it or hate it — Marlins Park will be around for a while yet. One of the funny things about the stadium is that it took exactly one game...
Via Fangraphs
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman speaks on media bias against right wingers

Lance Berkman has been vocal in his opposition to HERO – the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance which failed at the polls on Tuesday. The ordinance, which was approved by city council last May but got voted onto the ballot as a referendum to repeal it, sought to protect people from discrimination regardless of sexual orientation/gender...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

LGBT Organization Takes Jab at Lance Berkman

It’s Election Day across most of the country and if Lance Berkman gets his way, Proposition 1 is going to get voted down in Houston. You remember Proposition 1, right? Yeah…that’s the one Equal Rights Ordinance which would allow, among other things, transgendered people to use public bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Well…the former Astros slugger is against...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman Attacks Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Oh, Lance Berkman…please leave your intolerance to guys like Torii Hunter. On November 3, Houston residents will be voting on the city’s recently proposed Equal Rights Ordinance which will allow, among other things, transgendered people to use public bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Makes sense, right? Wrong. So what does this have to do with Berkman? The former...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman speaks out against LGBT rights ordinance

Lance Berkman has presented himself as the latest example of why we really shouldn’t pay attention to athletes for any other reason besides what they accomplish on the field. The former Astros star (who also played for the Yankees, Cardinals and Rangers in 15 MLB seasons) has become a spokesperson for a campaign opposing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would protect...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Saying Good-Bye to Berkman and Young

Two players exited the game this off-season who leave behind them a legacy of class and excellence. Lance Berkman and Michael Young were stars during their years on the field, but they will never be immortalized in Cooperstown.  And rightfully so. Berkman started his career in a Houston Astros uniform back in 1999. He quickly became the third member of the "Killer B's" trio...
Via The Sports Post
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon retirement, how should Lance Berkman's career be viewed?

After 15 seasons in the major leagues, Lance Berkman announced on Wednesday that he's decided to retire.  Knee, hip and back injuries have just become too much to overcome for the slugger, who will turn 38 years old next month. Last season, Berkman was limited to 73 games and 294 plate appearances with the Rangers. Though he was signed primarily to be a designated hitter and...
Via The Outside Corner
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman announces retirement

Lance Berkman has retired from baseball. Berkman, 37, spent 15 seasons at the big league level between Houston, New York, St. Louis and Texas. There was plenty of speculation that Berkman would retire prior to last season but he ended up playing in 73 games hitting .242/.340/.359 with six home runs and 34 RBI with the Rangers. Berkman will end his career with a .293/.406/.537 line...
Via Tireball.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman retires because of knee, plans to coach

Lance Berkman announced on Wednesday that he will retire because of his problematic knee rather than try to make it through another baseball season. He also says he plans to coach in the future. Berkman shared word of his decision with MLB.com’s Richard Justice, telling him that it doesn’t make sense for him to continue […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

6-time All-Star Berkman retiring from baseball

HOUSTON -- Six-time All-Star Lance Berkman is retiring after 15 seasons in the major leagues. Berkman almost left the game last offseason before signing with the Texas Rangers. He then had another injury-plagued season and was limited to 73 games. The 37-year-old Berkman was Houston's first-round draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, and played 12 seasons for the Astros. He played 1,879...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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