i was reading about the upcoming game yesterday while doing nothing at school and a tweet appeared that he retired. Surprising? Not at all, but still incredibly stunning.
Now my childhood is beyond over. Can't count how many games I went to the kingdome, or watched or listened to, where he just solidified his prowess in sport. In hindsight, with such a tainted era, he was easily the best player of our generation.
I felt dirty facepalming at a game a couple of weeks ago where he was brought in to pinch hit, but his time had come. First mariner in the hall of fame, and deservedly so.