Sunday, February 19, 2012
Mike Cameron retires
Mike Cameron hung up his cleats today, ending an excellent 17 year baseball career as one of the premier outfielders in the game. It's hard replacing the most complete player of an era, but Cameron came into the Mariners organization in 2000 and made it easy for Seattle to forget what they had lost. He wasn't in a M's uniform for as long as many fans would have liked, but he made a permanent mark on the team he played for and was a huge part of the 116 season. Ken Griffey Jr will always be the center fielder synonymous with Seattle. But our best times came with Mike Cameron patrolling the border, catching defecting fly balls and sending them to Siberian work camps. Perhaps second only to Edgar, you were MY Mr. Mariner, and you will be missed.