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Bengie Molina: Class Act

Jul 6, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

Bengie Molina has a great account of his trade from the Giants to the Rangers up on his blog. In it he talks about how trades affect families, how he heard about it all (i.e. from teammates who are faster on the Blackberry draw than he was) and how his final hours with the Giants went down.  Moving stuff:

One
by one, my teammates – especially the pitchers – gave me hugs and
thanked me
for the help I had given them over the years. When we were all on the
bus
heading to the hotel, I stood up in the aisle and faced the team.

“I
just want to say thanks for being such great teammates and for taking
care of
me. I’m really going to miss you guys,” I said. “You have what it takes
to win
this thing, and I’m going to watching as much as I can. You guys have my
number. Even if I’m not your teammate any more, I’ll always be your
friend.”

I was about to sit down when everyone started to clap. Then they stood and
clapped some more. It was an amazing feeling.

Read the whole post. He even goes out of his way to praise Buster Posey, the guy who essentially made him expendable.

Moina sounds like a class act.

  1. Spergler - Jul 7, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    One of the things that Bill James and Rob Neyer have been saying recently is that they think they might be underestimating the importance of managing the people on the baseball team.
    So I wonder if John Daniels, with Nolan Ryan, have decided that even though he isn’t really much of an upgrade, Molina can calm the pitchers down and make things just a little less chaotic. This seems all the more likely knowing that if Teagarden (or whoever) outperforms him, Molina won’t really mind. Just seems like having stability would be good.

  2. Rays fan1 - Jul 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    just became a Bengie Molina fan

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