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I think the comment about a "quick decline phase" is interesting. Alomar was 34 when he went to New York. Generations of ballplayers have gone through declines in their early or middle thirties, and even today it's not all that typical to still be playing ball at age 36. Perhaps what's so unusual about Alomar is that we all thought he was like Rickey Henderson or Tim Raines, who both played into their 40's. But they were the unusual ones, not Alomar. - Randy 22:10 20 August 2006 (EDT)

In 2001 he was 4th in the MVP voting, in 2004, he was done. that's quick --Just me 21:21, 20 August 2006 (EDT)

Well, actually, he dropped like a stone even quicker - from 2001 to 2002. Teams were just willing to give him a few final chances, which is why he lasted till 2004. I was a White Sox fan at the time - the White Sox gave him two chances in those final years, possibly because his brother was on the team - and I was astonished that he was losing his ability. It just didn't seem right for a player like Alomar. But it went just as quickly for other stars - check out Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, who had big drop-offs in their final year. Or George Brett, who had a big drop-off right after his 1990 year. I don't think there are many players like Jeff Bagwell who have picture perfect dropoffs with OPS+ scores going 169, 152, 141, 137, 127, 117, 96. - Randy 23:42 20 August 2006 (EDT)

"Ex-girlfriend files suit against Alomar" Wow --Jeff 21:37, 11 February 2009 (EST)

Interviewed him on the radio about his induction into the Hall today. He wants to go as a Blue Jay, ESPN has his going in as an Indian. Hopefully he'll go as a Blue Jay! Oaktree_b 21:53, 5 January 2011 (EST)

Its been announced. His will be the first plaque to show a Blue Jay hat. --Jeff 15:41, 6 January 2011 (EST)

Cool. Always thought of him as a Jay. - --Mischa 16:31, 6 January 2011 (EST)

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