Goodbye Matt Stairs.
You ended your long Major League career yesterday following your release by the Washington Nationals and that news took a little bit of my heart with it. You have had a very illustrious career and although you have always been one of the best pure hitters in the game however you have not always gotten the respect that you deserve. You are the only Canadian I respect and although you were only with the Nationals for a short time you will always be a part of the Nationals family, because you are a National for life. You will also be a part of my own family forever Matt Stairs, I remember watching the 2009 Playoffs with Clarissa and having you instantly become one of her favorite players, and then this year seeing you play in Anaheim and having that drunk man jump out and steal the ball you had tossed to her. Although you will most likely be remembered largely for your home run off Jonathan Broxton in game 4 of the 2008 NLCS, pictured above, I will remember you as one of the most important baseball players in life. I hope you have a great retirement and thoroughly enjoy coaching hockey in Bangor and I will now begin work on my longstanding idea for a chain of Matt Stairs themed restaurants. Thank you for the memories.