The Legend of Eddie Guardado Lives

May 14, 2008 – 12:40 am by TheRiot

One of the best things about randomly looking through the box scores of games you didn’t watch is every once in a great while you find something that makes you go “Holy shit! That’s awesome.”

Most times you just move about the rest of your Internet surfing. But then sometimes you have a blog so you just start writing about something that really isn’t important at all. Now that we’re on the same page…

Eddie Guardado got a save last night! Yep, that Eddie Guardado. Everyday Eddie. Steady Eddie. The big, rotund lefty that used to be the stud closer for the Twins and Mariners.

Big Eddie is 37-years-old now and obviously isn’t the same guy that racked up 140 saves between 2002 and 2005. He’s had some arm trouble since then and was never much of anything in 2006 after being traded from Seattle to Cincinnati.

Honestly, I thought he was washed up somewhere maybe in the minors, possibly out of the game. Then he went and totally redeemed himself.

He’s in the bullpen for the Rangers now, and Tuesday night’s save was his first since 2006. And remember in 2002 he finished 15th in MVP voting. Nobody can ever take that away from him.

Anyway, good to see you’re still kicking Eddie. Play on.

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  1. 2 Responses to “The Legend of Eddie Guardado Lives”

  2. Eddie threw 9 pitches in the 9th, and all 9 of those pitches were strikes.

    By brandOn on May 14, 2008

  3. Eddie’s tears also cure cancer…

    By Phillips on May 14, 2008

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