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Here’s a little tidbit that was buried at the bottom of an AP “Baseball Notes” piece:

Former AL batting champion Bill Mueller, limited to 32 games with the Dodgers last season before undergoing knee surgery, retired and will serve as a special assistant to Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti.

It always amazes me how quietly many players retire. Just last season, it was big news when Mueller moved from the Sox to the Dodgers. Now he retires and not only does the announcement not merit its own story, but it’s not even the lead in a “Baseball Notes” story. The man won a battlng title just a couple years ago!

I only hope that when I retire from blogging there will be a little more fanfare.

2 Responses to “Mueller retires”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    And let’s not forget, he’s the only player to ever hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in the same game (as UmpBump trivia fans know!).

    http://www.umpbump.com/press/?p=113

  2. Sarah Green says:

    I feel obligated to point out that when the Sox put Manny on waivers, it was less to actually move him than to prove to him that he should stop asking for a damn trade already because no other team was willing to take him.

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