Sunday, January 31, 2010

Going For Broke

I somehow missed the news until I saw him make mention of it himself via twitter. Yep, Broke decided to hang 'em up.

I was never Doug Brocail's biggest fan nor did I dislike him as I have many pitchers of Padres past; he always seemed to fly under my radar even during his stints with the Friar. In retrospect, that seems like a point in his favor; he just went out and put in a solid effort without memorable meltdowns ala Linebrink.

I don't know what his post-retirement plans are but I wish him the very best. As someone who's dealt with his and someone else's share of injuries and surgeries and who was, by all accounts, a leader and a great teammate, he certainly deserves it.


  1. In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Doug Brocail could use to kill you, including the room itself.

    Doug Brocail is nails!