Today is a day of mourning in the Slo-Pitch world.
Although expected by most, Marty "Close Only Counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Throws to him at First" Robertson has chosen to go out just like his man crush John Elway did: on top!
Yes, the Admirals first baseman made it official today by announcing he's stepping away from the game with this letter to the Admirals front office.
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When asked to comment about the news, Pousuna was quoted as saying: "Indeed it is a sad day in the Slo-Pitch world! Everyone's going to miss Marty! I know he's made me look great on several occasions with throws I've made in his general vicinity. Anyway, hey, did you hear I struck out Duran again?"
Team skip, Dunner, was quoted as saying this about the news: "Greeeeeaaaaat! The guys are surely gonna to think I wrote this retirement letter, just like they think I wrote Jomo's interview transcript, which for the record I didn't. That was all Jomo's doing."
With their end-of-season party on deck next weekend, the Admirals expect to give Marty a proper send off then.
I witnessed the resignation and still cannot believe it.
Posted by: Jason Whyte
The question is this retirement final like Elway's was?
Or is it temporary like Marshawn Lynch, Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Roger Clemens, George Foreman, Mario Lemieux, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Leonard, Reggie White, Muhammad Ali, Bjorn Borg, Lance Armstrong or Randy Couture?
Let's see what 2018 & 2019 hold in store for Marty...
Posted by: Jomo
I think a gofundme account for bionoic knees has to be considered.
Posted by: Jay Goodwin