Rick Ankiel retired today.
I'm not one prone to using the word 'favorite'. Tastes change. Times change. But I do wear #66 while I play softball, my tribute to the most interesting baseball player we've ever seen.
And yes, I say we.
Let's take a look back on the best YouTube clips we could find on Rick The Dick. For more words, check out Will Leitch...
Rick Ankiel’s complicated baseball playing career has come to an end. According to MLB.com, St. Louis Cardinals announcer Dan McLaughlin said during Wednesday’s spring training broadcast that Ankiel was retiring and looking for a front office job in MLB. Ankiel addressed the announcement via his Twitter account: Just got off the boat and see the […]
Rick Ankiel is done with baseball. The former pitcher turned outfielder did not sign with a team this winter.
Ankiel, 34, was believed to be seeking a contract to play in 2014.
Initially, Ankiel came up as a pitcher making 51 appearances – 41 starts. He finished that portion of his career with a 3.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP from 1999-2004.
After injuries forced him to give up pitching...
Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel is hopeful that he will be able to continue his MLB career.
Ankiel, 34, appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and said he was still wanting to play but had not been contacted by anyone who shared that interest.
In 2013 Ankiel appeared in 45 games between the New York Mets and Houston Astros hitting .188/.235/.422 with seven home runs and 18 RBI...
The Rick Ankiel era has come to and end with the Mets. The veteran center fielder has been designated for assignment and can choose to accept the assignment to AAA or elect free agency. My guess is the latter.
Taking his place will be Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is already on his way to the big league club after his recent tear with Las Vegas. The 25-year old slugger has ten hits in...
There’s probably nothing more depressing than being released by the worst team in baseball. However, Rick Ankiel, who was released by the Astros last Sunday and signed by the Mets on Monday, luckily has another opportunity with a starting job. The Mets, however, have shown that they are truly desperate by signing the pitcher-turned-outfielder to a major-league deal. The deal is...
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
After making the switch from pitcher to outfielder years ago and having a modestly successful go of it, Rick Ankiel now is considering a return to the mound.
After Rick Ankiel was DFA'd last week, it was only a matter of time before his unconditional release. That happened today: the Nationals unconditionally released Rick Ankiel.
To commemorate the day, we present the "Ankiel House of Horror" video above. This might be the oddest Rick Ankiel-themed video in history -- goes from just odd to deeply disturbing around...
Rick Ankiel was recently released by the Washington Nationals. Could the Yankees have interest in picking up the outfielder?
TICKETS TO THE GUN SHOW
Rick Ankiel caught a Carlos Lee popup in shallow center and proceeded to throw a laser throw to home to prevent a sac fly in the sixth. The throw made it to home plate on the tag side and on the fly. Astros leadoff man Jordan Schafer was on third and didn;t even think twice about tagging up and heading for home. Note to base runners; do not run on Ankiel.
“That was a good...