Twitter reacts to Posey’s shocking retirement from MLB originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic has confirmed that the Giants catcher will hang up his spikes after a legendary 12-year MLB career, which includes three World Series championships, seven All-Star appearances, four Silver Sluggers and one National League MVP award, among numerous other accolades.
Giants pitcher Logan Webb was among those on Twitter who reacted to the stunning news.
Buster Posey after Game 5 when asked about his future: “I’m definitely just going to take some time with my wife, talk to her, and I’ll be able to be a full-time dad of four kids for the first time in a while. Yeah, just kind of take it slowly and see how things progress.”
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) November 3, 2021
Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry 😪
— River Cats (@RiverCats) November 3, 2021
Buster retires after an incredibly productive season, going out on his own terms and not letting his game fade him out of baseball.
End of a wonderful era https://t.co/S7Rrodc8co
— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) November 3, 2021
Buster Posey #Giants – 7 All Stars – 4 Silver Sluggers – Gold Glove – Rookie of the Year – MVP – 3-time World Champion and one of the best game callers in #MLB history. Next stop….Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame
— Jim Bowden⚾️ (@JimBowdenGM) November 3, 2021
Buster Posey is indeed retiring. On the Hall scale, he’s somewhere between Roy Campanella and Thurman Munson but much closer to Campy and should get in. 3 titles. A Rookie of the Year. A batting title. An MVP. A rule change. Tremendous hitter and leader.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 3, 2021
Buster Posey leaves on his own terms. Nothing else needs be said.
— Ray Ratto (@RattoIndy) November 3, 2021
If 2021 proves to be Buster Posey’s final season, he’d be 1 of 6 players in the divisional era (since 1969) to hit .300 or better in his final MLB season, along with David Ortiz, Will Clark, Kirby Puckett, Lou Brock and Roberto Clemente. pic.twitter.com/bfuUXYRxSO
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 3, 2021
Buster Posey is a Hall of Famer.
end of debate
— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) November 3, 2021
Posey, 34, finishes his career with a .302 lifetime batting average and 158 home runs.
Source: Yahoo Sports