I see that former Reds 2B Bret Boone has decided to retire at age 37:
Boone was in the outfield, hours into a workday of typical Spring Training drudgery when he noticed 22-year-old Jose Reyes prancing in the infield as if he were a colt. “He’s bouncing off walls, his hat flying off,” Boone said. “That used to be me.
“I knew what he was feeling — he can’t wait to get to the ballpark.”
Boone no longer had that sense. He referred to playing as “a job” on several occasions. He told of his inability to focus as he had so readily even two years ago. He recalled having running conversation with his shortstops during infield sessions and turning double plays without thought. “Now I have to work at it.”
Now he doesn’t.
I hope Bret Boone enjoys his retirement. He had some good years with the Reds, some better years with the Mariners. Boone frustrated me a lot of the time, but I always enjoyed watching him play second base.
Redleg Nation wishes him the best.