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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw and the LA Organization Wish Giants’ Buster Posey A Happy Retirement

Ultimate respect for the ultimate rival competitor



San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey officially announced his retirement from professional baseball today. Dodger fans have long considered Posey an admirable nemesis. Posey has had a storied and probably hall of came career, playing entirely with the Giants.

Dodger fans should remember him as a thorn in the Dodgers side, but a professional and a true competitor.

The Dodgers Show A Rival True Respect

The Dodgers official Twitter account was quick to wish Posey a happy retirement.

Dodger fans can ‘hate’ Posey all they want since he was a member of the Dodgers’ biggest and bitter rivals. Dodger fans should however show the man some respect. He was a great player and was always pure class. Clayton Kershaw certainly agreed.

Clayton Kershaw Tips His Cap

Dodgers have their own legend, and that’s Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw was quick to pay respect to Posey, as well.

Here’s the quote from the GOAT, Kershaw.

“I just have all the respect in the world for him. I think that’s the best way to say it. When you play against the guy for a long time and you’re part of the rivalry that’s the Giants and the Dodgers, obviously there’s some built-in animosity towards the other team, and you know we’ve had our tiffs in the past with a lot of other teams in that division, but I’ve always admired Buster from afar. I’ve always thought he carried himself on the field really well.”

That’s a big show of respect from Kershaw. Posey cited spending time with his family as one of the reasons for his retirement, and Kershaw understands this well. Kershaw related to having sons as another reason for his admiration of Posey.

“Now that I’ve got some boys I always think about guys that I would want them to emulate their game after, and not just how they play obviously because Buster was really good at that, but just how they go about the game, how they play, how they interact with their teammates and different things like that. Buster’s at the top of the list for me.”

Tremendous cap tip from Kershaw, saying that Posey is a player he’d like his children to emulate their own baseball games after.

Farewell, Posey…

Posey was definitely a thorn in the Dodgers’ side. He was also a great competitor and professional. Dodgers Nation wishes him the best (and we’re glad the Dodgers don’t have to pitch to him anymore!) Happy retirement, Buster.

Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan who grew up in California. His whole family is also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two kids, his guitars, and beagle Kobe.

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  1. What is a great memory of Buster Posey is that his last game was played before his fans in San Francisco with a loss coming to the Dodgers. He will always remember that.

  2. MLB Hot Stove show back today. Virtually the first thing out of Harold Reynolds’ mouth today, was his overall memory of the 2021 post season would be how the Dodgers managed to screw it up. He said they had it set up perfectly and then started messing around

  3. Never hated Posey. Hated seeing him come up with the game on the line against the Dodgers, though.

  4. Posey was and is a class act. Unlike some of the responders to this post. There is not one of you who would not have wanted Posey to be playing for the Dodgers. The man went out with class, not was about him, but his family and his team mates. Personally, I think he still has something left in the tank, but he went out on his terms. No farewell tour, nothing, just family.

  5. Posey is one of the great ones. He deserves our respect. Great advisories make our team and the game better.

  6. Buster was a great competitor, and while he was on the gnats, I did respect him and his game. Shocked he’s retiring after a great season, but he’s on to bigger and better things.

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