So yesterday it broke that Bagwell's wife Ericka filed for divorce last September. Last October, Bagwell declined the hitting coach role towards the end of October, where he said:
"This was a very difficult decision for me...At this point in time, I'm unable to commit to a full season of putting in the time that is necessary to be effective in that role. But, I do look forward to continuing to work with the Astros."
But in September - around the time Ericka Bagwell filed for divorce - the Astros extended Mills, Arnsberg, Meacham, Pedrique, and Quirk. But not Bagwell. Ed Wade said:
When Jeff accepted the hitting coach's job during the season, he did so with an understanding that we would both have a chance to reassess the situation at season's end. We have clearly stated to Baggy that we want him to continue in the job and he wants to make sure that his family is on board before committing."
So why are we talking about this? For the life of me, I don't know. But we've apparently been sucking it up lately. So here's to you, anonymous.