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The Greatest Game

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulio 

You gotta love this guy. I know I do. Back in the 80's when I was a kid I would always imitate Franco's crazy batting stance with the bat wrapped around my head. There was just something about him that I've always liked. I guess that's why I've enjoyed his continued career here in Atlanta. Now he says that he wants to play until he's 50. Good luck Julio, I'm rooting for you! He currently has a careero .300 batting average and has 2,457 hits. He wants to reach 3,000 hits for his career, which means if he plays 4 more years, he'll have to get about 140 per season or so. He only got 99 last year. Unless my math is wrong and he wants to play 5 more season, then he needs 110 per season. I don't think that he'll make it, but I'm definately rooting for him. It's a shame that he missed 1995, 1998, 1999 (1 AB), and 2000. If he didn't, he would be much closer to 3000 hits. He's been a part-time player for the Braves the past 4 years with an OPS of .824 and .818 the past couple of years. Not bad for a guy in his mid-40s.
# posted by shawn : 1/16/2005 04:15:00 PM -
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