As first pointed out to us by one of our three favorite Canadians, Simon Currie, one of our other three favorite Canadians, Aaron Guiel, has announced that he will retire at the end of season. Guiel, long a fan-favorite, played in only eleven games this season. His numbers belie the positive impact he’s had on morale over the years. Perhaps Guiel’s biggest impact was that he came to Japan in the right way: he took things in stride, did what he could to get the job done, and endeared himself to the fans.
Colin, you’re a champ. You’ll be missed. And we’ll organize a retirement party for you if you ask us.