Dave · October 2, 2004 at 10:23 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

#11 in your scorebooks, #1 in our hearts.

Thanks Edgar.


17 Responses to “Edgar”

  1. eponymous coward on October 2nd, 2004 10:33 pm

    The Edgar Martinez Award…I like it.

  2. Adam on October 2nd, 2004 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the hard work and dedication Edgar. I’m sorry the Mariners couldn’t have had one last playoff run for you.

  3. Jeff in Fremont on October 2nd, 2004 10:36 pm

    In my heart of hearts, I was hoping and praying to see an appearance (at least on video) of one of our departed greats, be it Junior, Unit, and/or A-Rod, but Selig coming out and pulling that one off WAS huge. And you could see the reaction on Edgar’s face. The argument may go on about the legitimacy of the DH, but HOF or not, Edgar’s place in MLB history is now solidified.

    /best move Bud’s ever made, IMHO.

  4. Paul Molitor Cocktail on October 2nd, 2004 10:38 pm


  5. Matt on October 2nd, 2004 10:43 pm

    Griffey phoned it in.

    The Edgar Martinez Award is awesome.

  6. Jeff Sullivan on October 2nd, 2004 10:53 pm

    This weekend has helped me forget about the entire 2004 season. What a ceremony.

  7. The Ancient Mariner on October 2nd, 2004 10:57 pm

    Goodbyes suck; and I’d really hoped not to have to say this one for a few years yet. That said, while it was probably impossible for Edgar to get the farewell he truly deserved, this came pretty darn close. The Martinez Award, the “800-yard lined drive,” all of it . . . be well, Edgar; be well, go with God, and go with all our deepest thanks.

  8. The Ancient Mariner on October 2nd, 2004 11:02 pm

    Interesting, btw, after that poll they were running during the game–MLB has just effectively declared Edgar the greatest DH ever. It ain’t the Harold Baines Award . . .

  9. G-Man on October 2nd, 2004 11:23 pm

    Hard to predict that Bud Selig would be the one with the biggest surprise of the evening. The Edgar Martinez Award sounds great. But other than that, it was a little underwhelming. I guess the team declined to pitch in to buy him a Harley.

    Thanks for everything, Gar.

  10. matthew on October 2nd, 2004 11:30 pm

    I’m waiting for someone to explain the substitution that cost Edgar the at bat in the 9th… that was the only part that really upset me tonight.

  11. eponymous coward on October 3rd, 2004 12:03 am

    He’ll get AB’s tomorrow- but he got into the lineup at 3B one last time because of that substitution…without pulling a hammy or something awful to ruin game 162. Sheesh.

  12. Rick on October 3rd, 2004 12:14 am

    Edgar told a reporter after the game how surprized he was at how far away third base looked these days, and that he wasn’t sure he could make a throw to first. Funny! and insightful. Anyway, a great ceremony and a classy move by Selig and MLB with the Edgar Martinez Award. MLB has spoken – Edgar is a HOFer.

    BTW, a welcome aboard to my new blogging partner at the Caffeinated Confines: Brian Waterman. He has a great post on Ichiro’s record over there.

  13. matthew on October 3rd, 2004 12:32 am

    Okay. I just was concerned it was another gaffe by Box O’Rocks. The crowd was tripping when they started chanting “Ed-gar”, and realized that Bloomquist was coming up to bat… haha…

  14. Shawn on October 3rd, 2004 1:03 am

    Thanks, Gar. You have been a hero of mine over most of the 23 years of my life, and we all wish you the best.

  15. Scraps on October 3rd, 2004 4:31 am

    Goodbye, Edgar.

    Now I really feel like the great era of Seattle baseball is over. Sigh.

  16. tyler on October 3rd, 2004 12:17 pm

    question: does Selig’s move give Edgar a more likely Hall of Fame entry?

    How can you name an award after a player and NOT put them in the Hall of Fame? Isn’t that what the Hall is about, FAMous players who are remembered for their accomplishments?!?

  17. PositivePaul on October 3rd, 2004 7:14 pm

    I was there – section 395. It was SWEET!

    I was floored by Bud’s awesome gift to ‘Gar. I’d say that’s a big boost for his Hall chances. How can you name an award after someone who’s not in the Hall? I mean, it may take more than 5 years, but at the very least, the veteran’s committee will bring him in. I have no doubt in my mind.

    Thanks for everthing, Edgar! As the guys who drive that truck with the old Rainier Brewery “R” put it: