Personal Days

Seems like a lot of ballplayers are taking some time off these days.

At least Vladimir Guerrero has real good reason.  Sadly, Vlad lost three cousins in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.  Word has it that Vlad is grieving and having a hard time concentrating on baseball.  As a result, he’s pulling out of the WBC.

The Dodgers pitcher Eric Gagne has left camp for “personal reasons”.  He’s expected to be back by the beginning of next week.  No reason given yet why.

That brings us to Zach Greinke.  Two years ago, he put in a solid rookie season then fell into a sophomore slump in 2005.  Greinke has now asked for an “extended” leave of absence from the team.  The team denies it is for health reasons nor his desire to play baseball. 

I suppose it would be prudent to respect his privacy but as those of us looking inside the fishbowl, we can’t help but wonder.  Some folks have rumored that he is considering retiring from the game of baseball.  Some have gone as far to suggest that he wants to take up golf professionally. 



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3 Responses to “Personal Days”

  1. Are there APBA Golf Leagues?

    If the answer is “YES,” someone should let Teddy Ballgame know. I would hate to see him miss out on a great first round pick.

  2. haha.. that’s a good one.

    /someone had to say it.

  3. Great reading, keep up the great posts.
    Peace, JiggaDigga

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