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Friday, November 17, 2006

You know you're getting old ...

Bill Mueller announced his retirement today.

His announcement hardly caused ripples in the sports world. Yet, his career did include an American League batting championship with the Boston Red Sox.

Mueller has ties to Shreveport as a member of the 1995 Shreveport Captains. That team won the Texas League championship with the best record in all of professional baseball.

Mueller only played half a season before moving up to Triple-A. He was in the big leagues the next year.

So here is a guy I covered coming up in the minors, who has played roughly 10 years in the big leagues, and he's hanging them up after a series of injuries.

You know you're getting old when you see players on the way up and then again on the way out.


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