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Geoff Jenkins to retire as a Brewer. BFD.

Jul 5, 2010, 3:30 PM EST

It’s being reported that Geoff Jenkins will announce his retirement this Friday. Jenkins will sign a one day contract in Milwaukee so he can retire as a Brewer. And thank God for that. Because it would be a travesty if history remembered Geoff Jenkins in the uniform of the, um . . . he played in Philly for a while, right? Or was it Baltimore?

Look, I don’t mean to pick on Jenkins. He was a pretty decent player for a good many years, and I’m happy that he’s getting to do what he wants to do.  I’m sure the Milwaukee fans will be happy about it to because he’s popular there. But would he be any less popular and would that history in Milwaukee be somehow sullied if he didn’t do the symbolic one-day deal? Of course he wouldn’t.

I guess it’s all harmless, but this one-day contract shtick is just so gimmicky and silly and . . . footbally.  I get it for future Hall of Famers who spent some part of their late career as nomads, but the fact that I had to actually look up to see where Jenkins played other than Milwaukee is a testament to the needlessness of this sort of thing.

  1. CYGNUS X-1 - Jul 5, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    your right it is a harmless so why the big fuss?guys who played most of thier careers in 1 town will always be remembered for playing for that team no matter where else they go so if they wanna do it what’s the problem?

  2. joshjs - Jul 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Jenkins isn’t all that popular in Milwaukee, actually. He’s a reminder, for Brewer fans, of a 25-year span of futility.
    He was a bright spot during those years, though, and I do hope my fellow Milwaukeeans will recognize that and give him a little positive attention as he retires. I think he’s earned it.
    Also: Craig, you’re above the “BFD”-style filler post, man.

  3. EG - Jul 5, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    I don’t see the big deal. Obviously the Brewers embraced the idea. Must be a slow news day if this is complaint-worthy.

  4. Michael C - Jul 5, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    To sign a contract, doesn’t there usually need to be some money exchanged? Maybe Jenkins is really hard up for the $1.99 he’ll be making.

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