From Jeff Kent’s retirement speech:

for those that missed Jeff conference, here is a small part of what he said as he took deep breaths and long pauses, but the tears flowed anyway: .

“The integrity of the game has been jeopardized for so many years, and I’m embarrassed about the steroid era,” .

After saying that he was originally drafted in the 20th round, he said: 

“And for the kids who might want to be a baseball player some day (sniff. pause ) there is a chance that you can play this great game (his voice breaking down) if you are not the biggest guy if you are not the fastest guy (sniff) even if you are not the smartest guy there is a chance (pause) that you can still play this game”.

I will miss you Jeff!

Go Dodgers!

 

4 Comments

You can play if you’re a great guy like Jeff. Good luck in retirement.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hola Emma, soy Alexander desde las Islas Canarias (España). Muchas gracias por tus comentarios en mi blog (http://mismediasblancas.mlblogs.com/). El último de ellos me ha dado mucha envidia ya que tú puedes ver beisbol allí mismo, con toda su esencia y yo me tengo que conformar en verlo por internet a través de MLB.TV ya que el equipo de mis amores lo tengo a miles de kilómetros, jejeje. Creo que con respecto a los Ángeles aquí en Canarias tenemos una diferencia horaria de unas 7 u 8 horas. Si vas mañana a Camelback y puedes sacar alguna foto a los Medias Blancas y enviármelas te lo agradecería en el alma, sino, me conformaría en que me enviaras tu opinión de cómo has visto al equipo y si crees que este año podemos clasificarnos para playoff. Nota: Me gusta mucho tu blog, el problema que tengo es que de inglés ando muy, pero que muy flojo. Sin otro particular por el momento y a la espera de tener noticias tuyas, te mando un fuerte y cordial saludo desde las Islas Canarias.

I loved his speech and plan to inspire my son with those words some day as he gets older.
http://mlbtribefan.mlblogs.com

I am going back to my posts. Is nice to re-read some of these stuff .
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Julia, Thanks!
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Ale, Tengo tiempo de no saber noticias tuyas. Visite tu blog pero no has contestado. (Is been a while since i heard from you. I went to your blog but you have not responded)
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Indians06,
I loved his speech too. I saw him in a super athlete show on TV but his team got eliminated

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