Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Sports Talk
Reload this Page >

How long will Julio Franco play?

Sports Talk Discuss all things Sports Related
View Poll Results: How long will Julio Franco play?
Retire at age 47 (NL)
0
0%
Retire at age 48 (NL)
0
0%
Retire at age 50 (NL)
9
64.29%
Retire at age 51 (NL)
0
0%
Retire at age 52 (NL)
0
0%
Will go to the AL and be a DH (may play forever)
4
28.57%
He is really 30.. Look at the shape he is in!
0
0%
His retirement is based on reaching a stat level
1
7.14%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

How long will Julio Franco play?

Old 09-15-05, 08:33 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,500
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
How long will Julio Franco play?

Julio turned 47 on Aug 23rd
but he still looks to be in really great shape
he still can play a pretty good first base
and he puts up decent numbers when he is in.. including some clutch hitting

How long can he continue to play?
Old 09-15-05, 08:35 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: So Cal
Posts: 8,619
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2 more years in NL...then onto the Yanks to DH/PH
Old 09-15-05, 08:36 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,500
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
finished putting up the poll.. now you can go vote
Old 09-15-05, 08:37 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,500
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
crap.. I missed age 49.. which would probably be a popular answer
Old 09-15-05, 09:07 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
das Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 35,881
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Forever. Didn't we buy him of a box of chocolates and a cigar?

das
Old 09-15-05, 09:18 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,204
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
He is a freak, and can still hit a baseball.

I'm guessing another year or so.
Old 09-15-05, 09:20 PM
  #7  
Retired
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 27,449
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I voted 50 as he's said a couple of times that he wasn't to play until he's 50, and given his conditioning and productions he should be able to find a roster spot until then.
Old 09-16-05, 12:15 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,385
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Where's the option for he's already 55?
Old 09-16-05, 12:33 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Carrollton, Ga
Posts: 4,809
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Forever. Didn't we buy him of a box of chocolates and a cigar?
I think it was for a few box of baseballs.
Old 09-16-05, 08:39 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mordred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,214
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
He's not retiring until he breaks Hank Aaron's HR record.

Actually I voted 50
Old 09-16-05, 10:49 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 3,835
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
He's said his goal is 50, and I think he'll stick to it. He might continue on after that, but I'm sure he'll at least be around for that long.
Old 09-16-05, 12:51 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LurkerDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: The People's Republic of Boulder
Posts: 22,782
Received 114 Likes on 85 Posts
They say that he's actually in the best shape on the team. I say 50.
Old 09-16-05, 01:26 PM
  #13  
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 8,205
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
I voted 50 as he's said a couple of times that he wasn't to play until he's 50, and given his conditioning and productions he should be able to find a roster spot until then.
Same here.
Old 09-16-05, 10:12 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,691
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's quite possible that he'll be playing after he's dead
Old 09-16-05, 10:24 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,500
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
for whoever voted that he is playing to reach some stat level

what stat level would that be? 3000 hits?

Im assuming it wasnt Mordred that really made that pick

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.