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  1. #1
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    Ted Lilly to retire from baseball

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-...-from-baseball
    Free-agent starting pitcher Ted Lilly has decided to retire from his playing career, he told a Venezuelan newspaper. He had been trying to re-establish his value in the Venezuelan Winter League, but has been unable to get healthy.

    Lilly, 37, had a neck procedure to help with a nerve issue earlier this month for relief from the neck injury that held him to just five starts in 2013. After he was released by the Dodgers in August, the Giants were set to sign him to a minor-league deal, only to decide against it once viewing his medicals.

    So this decision shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Lilly is at the end of his career and it's good he recognizes it now.

    The left hander has had an admirable career, too. He went 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA (106 ERA+), 1.26 WHIP and 1,681 strikeouts in 1,982 2/3 innings over the course of 16 seasons. He was a two-time All-Star, doing his best work for the Blue Jays and Cubs. He also saw time in the majors for the Expos, Yankees, Athletics and Dodgers.

    Lilly made over $80 million during the course of his career, so retirement should be rather comfortable.

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    One of my favorite Cubs. Maybe he can help out during spring training one of these years.

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    Ted Lilly to retire from baseball

    Apparently he said in the Venezuelan article that his favorite time playing was with the Cubs...

    I wish him the best of luck

    #FlyTheW
    2016 World Series Champions!!!


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    Mr. Lilly, the radio booth is waiting.

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    Good luck to him. He was a big part of those back to back Division title teams and I'll always remember this reaction from the 07 NLDS when he gave up a bomb to Chris Young:

    Glove Slam

  6. #6
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    Great career Ted

    2016 PSD Cubs IGT record: 16-3 #AuthenticatesWithmyIGTs

  7. #7
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    Still haven't stopped cheering from the time he ran over Molina.

    1934 1938 1961 2010 2013 2015

  8. #8
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    Remember that time Ted Lilly caught a bigass moth in the dugout and put it on Gerald Perry's head?

    I do.

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    Adios Theodore, Adios.

  10. #10
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    His triple in Houston has to be one of my favorite memories

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    ...with a trail of bodies in his wake...

  12. #12
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    Remember that one time he hit a triple? That was great.
    1st Place...the only place that matters


  13. #13
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    I understand very well that regular season success does not always correlate to postseason success.

    That said, I'm never going to look at Lilly as anything more than a key cog in the clockwork of two teams that fell miserably flat on their face when it mattered. Thanks for the memories Ted!


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnaround3 View Post
    I understand very well that regular season success does not always correlate to postseason success.

    That said, I'm never going to look at Lilly as anything more than a key cog in the clockwork of two teams that fell miserably flat on their face when it mattered. Thanks for the memories Ted!
    Shut up.

    <3 Theodore Roosevelt Lilly.

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    Great guy too. Have a great retirement Ted. What a bulldog on the mound.

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