Salomon (as in stench) Torres retires
The Milwaukee paper says that Torres has announced that he's retiring. Good riddance.
Torres is a painful reminder of 1993; he was the only member of that team still active in 2008. It turns out that the Giants had been trying to trade for Dennis Martinez in August 1993 but were prevented from doing so because he could not get through waivers as the Braves had put in a waiver claim. So they were stuck with Salomon in the rotation.
I've always despised the Padres for several reasons: Ted Leitner, retiring Steve Garvey's number and gifting the Braves the NL West in mid-July of 1993 by trading Fred McGriff for three non-prospects -- Melvin Nieves, Donnie Elliott, and Vince Moore
And the Padres weren't done screwing over the Giants that year. I offer this game on Sept. 24, 1993, when Trevor Hoffman beaned Robbie Thompson so badly that he was out of the lineup for the rest of the year until that last game in Los Angeles. Thompson was never the same player after that beaning. There's a nice sponsor note on his Baseball Reference page -- Robby Thompson was my favorite Giant as a kid. I liked to call him Tobby Romson.
One odd note about that last game of 1993 -- it was the final time in the Orange and Black as active players for both Will the Thrill and Dave Righetti. Rags also got bombed that day.