Thursday, January 28, 2010

In other not-astonishing news...

Joining the ranks of Mark McGwire's admission in "Oh. Okay." news, Doug Brocail has announced his retirement.

Brocail:
"I am retiring because it's harder to get my arm in shape and the talent just isn't there anymore. There's no use in just hanging on...

...I thought this decision would be emotional, but it's not one iota. When your talent runs out, it's a little different. I always said when I was through with baseball, I didn't want to be in baseball. I've talked to the Astros a little bit and we'll see what happens."


I really like Brocail, and wish him well. I hope he enjoys his retirement, but I bet it's short-lived.

2 comments:

Peanut said...

I agree. I don't imagine it'll be long before he winds up helping the Astros' player development team in some capacity.

OremLK said...

That would be great, Peanut. Perhaps he could be pitching coach for one of the minor league clubs at some point in the near future, though I don't know that there is an opening right now.