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    Javier Lopez calls it a career

    Nice piece here on Javier.

    One of the most quiet 4 time world series champions around.

    https://deadspin.com/goodbye-to-javie...ium=socialflow

    I have been fortunate enough to meet him several times as he is a UVA alum and often came back to Charlottesville for baseball events. He was always a nice, low key guy. Happy to sign a ball and take pictures with my kids.

    Of course, I will most remember him for being on a Red Sox WS championship team. But, I hear he did pretty well on the west coast too

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    loved him on the Braves. lost track after/around baltimore.

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    apparently I thought about the OTHER lopez. though I knew he retired a while ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstepper View Post
    loved him on the Braves. lost track after/around baltimore
    He's talking about the Javier Lopez who pitched for the Giants & Red Sox but I was just about to say the same thing when I saw his name in the title. Then I remembered he retired a decade ago
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    lmao. I did T even reads the article. that's right, there was a pitcher by the same name. well good, they're both retired so I don't have to worry about it.
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    I didn't realize there was a pitcher with the same name, thought it was the former Braves C who came up in the early-mid 90s and assumed he had retired long ago!

    Edit: Just looked him up and now I know why. A run of the mill middle reliever on the Giants (for me) is about as anonymous as you can get.
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    Yeah...I guess I should have been more clear...

    The other one has been out of the game for a while now. But, clearly has better name recognition. I just find this Javier fascinating...right time, right place, right pitch and 4 WS rings.

    Sorry for the confusion!

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    Lopez only has 4 RCs and a couple are fairly limited.

    2003 Fleer Tradition Update #294
    2003 Ultimate Collection #157 /250
    2003 Upper Deck 40-Man #760
    2003 Upper Deck Finite #350 /299

    parallels:
    2003 Fleer Tradition Update Glossy #294 /100
    2003 Ultimate Collection Gold #157 /25
    2003 Upper Deck 40-Man Rainbow #760 /40

    In a day and age where it seems like every rookie has a ton of availability across multiple products, this is a nice change. And yes, he started his career as a Colorado Rockie. Not a bad career for a Rule 5 pick.
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    The giants have interviews with him all the time, so intelligent and smooth. He's going to do some color commentary this year with Krukow cutting back his schedule. Very important to the Giants 3 rings
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