Former Padre Jerry Hairston Jr. Says He Will Retire If Dodgers Win World Series


Former Padres utility man Jerry Hairston Jr., said he will hang up his cleats if the Dodgers win the World Series this year, according to an article by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Aug 11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. (6) during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

“If we win the World Series, I guarantee you I’m going to retire,” Hairston said in the article. “You can’t get any better than that.”

Hairston, a veteran of 15 Major League seasons, already has one World Series ring to his name with the 2009 New York Yankees. He wants to win another one with the hated Dodgers.

“It would be cool to say I won one with the Yankees and won one with the Dodgers,” he said.

Hairston, 36, knows time is no longer on his side. 36 is considered old in baseball years, throw in the fact that he is just coming off of a surgically repaired left hip.

As much as I loved Hairston when he was with the Padres, I can’t stand him anymore! Frankly, I hate the guy! He is a great ball player, and I’m sure is a good person, but the fact that he plays for the Dodgers makes me Hate him.

I hope Hairston does win a World Series, just not with the Dodgers. In fact, I hope Chase Headley and company ruin any opportunity Hairston has of going to the World Series with the Dodgers.