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Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
I don't think we should retire jerseys. I think the plan (eventually) is to put up Cooperstown-style plaques behind the outfield wall just like the one they did for Sarge Frye. The same way the Yankees have their monuments in center field.
Emotions like the ones we feel now are why they put waiting periods on HOF entrance. Of the guys from the championship teams that deserve permanent enshrinement, I think Price would be #1 and Roth #1b. Wingo would be a distant 3rd behind those 2 but would definitely be next in my mind along with Walker.
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Wingo does not have the stats to warrant being in a ring of honor or having his jersey required. If you are deciding based on career stats alone, he just doesn't. If you want someone who epitomizes what the two championship teams were about- about being bigger than stats- then Scott Wingo is your man. Statistically we weren't better than any of the teams we beat in Omaha but we made the plays we had to. Who worked the walk on a 3-2 count and made it to 3rd to score the winning run in the CWS? Wingo. Who drove in the tying run on a two strike count and knocked Florida's ace out of the game? Wingo. Who made the diving short hop and cut the Uf player out at home? Wingo. Who started the double play on the next batter? Wingo. Scott's dad said it best- a Wingo doesn't make the last out. Scott hit a walkoff to beat A&M in Omaha. Scott hit a Walkoff to beat Auburn. Scott beat out an infield single to beat another team early in the year. Scott invented the pregame big dog bark routine. Make no mistake, we wouldn't have won without Roth and Price but Scott Wingo was the embodiment of that team. Some guys are more than their stats just like some teams are more than their stats.
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