Retirement is supposed to be a good thing...& I am sure it is. It is also a sad time for an MLB player and his fans.
I for one am seriously sad to know I will never see Pudge gun down a runner trying to steal second. Or to see that sweet swing. Or that infectious smile behind the plate. He is the best catcher in MLB. No, not just because he was a Ranger. But because he was great. He loved and respected the game. It was never the money with him.
I hope he is still in baseball in some respect. I am thankful to the powers that be that I got to see him for all those years & enjoy the game that much more.
God Speed Pudge, You will be missed.