The one thing I don't understand about the whole Belak situation is why didn't we just have him play out his contract as a player? Is our numbers for our roster that tight? Everybody talked about he's a fun guy and good in locker room and around all the guys. Helps lighten the mood and what not. So why not have him stick with the team until the season was over and then put him into his role he has now?
I think what you're referring to is if someone gets inducted into the hall of fame. I think that's just baseball though. When you retire, you just retire from the game.
No, I wasn't thinking about the HOF, just regular teams. I'd heard where someone would go back to a team where they played earlier in their career or to a team near where they grew up so they could "retire a __________" , but I didn't know if there was an official designation or not. Thanks for the info.