David Cone Retiring

Friday, May 30 2003 @ 04:00 AM EDT

Contributed by: Jordan

In a press conference on right now, it's expected that David Cone is finally, officially retiring. His struggles the last few years will probably dim in retrospect what was a terrific career from an intelligent ballplayer who from all accounts grew from destructive, self-centred jerk to the closest thing baseball had to a statesman. Me, I'll always remember Toronto acquiring him for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson (a steal, even today) in '92, and that wonderful strike-three backdoor slider to Rickey Henderson in the ALCS.