When Lance Berkman announced his retirement, many Astros fans, baseball fans, and members of the media took to Twitter to chime in on the 5-time All-Star’s career. Let’s take a look at some of their tweets.
Want to echo various colleagues’ thoughts on Lance Berkman: He will be missed. Outstanding hitter, maybe the best interview in the game…
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2014
Berkman told me one spring morn his bum knee felt good. He later called & said his knee was now hurting. Didn’t want me to write bad info.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 30, 2014
An excellent column and a must read…
— Richard Justice (@richardjustice) January 30, 2014
Congrats to Lance Berkman on an outstanding career. With his outstanding play, clutch hitting and playoff games he was one of the best.
Wish Lance Berkman nothing but the best as he rides off into the sunset. Fantastic player & a class act.
— Robert Ford (@raford3) January 29, 2014
Lance Berkman is flat out my favorite player I’ve ever covered. Honest. Smart. Funny. Accessible. — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 29, 2014
congrats to lance berkman on his retirement. terrific individual, terrific player. interesting hall of fame case.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 30, 2014
Lance Berkman had a great bat, but I will always remember him for this catch. http://t.co/7R1hftnGyL
— Jeff Blogwell (@JeffBlogwell) January 30, 2014
Nobody wants to exist in a world where Lance Berkman is finished playing baseball.
— Batting Stance Guy (@BattingStanceG) January 29, 2014
I found out about Lance being traded while I was at Target. I sobbed in the middle of the clothing section. #BerkmanMemories
— Greis (@AmazingGreis) January 30, 2014
He’s one of the guys that I believe was meant to be an Astro until the end. It makes me a bit sad for him to end his career somewhere else.
— @agirlinthesouth (@AGirlintheSouth) January 29, 2014
Cool seeing all these Lance Berkman memories tonight. He made hitting look so incredibly easy, showing us his greatness. Happy trails, Puma.
— Steve E. (@KevinBassStache) January 30, 2014
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