Padres backup catcher Gregg Zaun retires

Gregg Zaun we barely knew you.  This is actually the first time I've seen a picture of him.   I never would have guessed he was a player.  A grizzled old veteran coach? Sure.  That dude has some mileage on him.  Is this what our late 30's have in store for us?

Veteran catcher Gregg Zaun decides to retire | padres.com: News

"The stamina just isn't there. The arm strength came back ... but it wouldn't last," Zaun said Monday morning. "After three innings yesterday, I was totally gassed. The amount of time for me to get ready to play at a high level ... it just saps the fun out of it."

I only watched that the first inning of yesterday's game, but it went on for a good 2 hours so I feel like a I saw enough.  Not to pile on, but Zaun was definitely having some trouble behind the plate.  At one point he scrambled for a loose ball and tripped about 3 times.  This is a young man's game, it's time for the Padres and Zaun to move on.

To quote Charlie Sheen when one of his goddesses left his Sober Valley Lodge:

We're sad.... Over it... Applications now being accepted!

Why does it already feel so uncool to quote Charlie Sheen?

#Padres general manager Jed Hoyer said the team is looking for catching help after Gregg Zaun retired but it's "pretty thin out there."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Got a confirmation the #Padres did put an inquiry in w/ Bengie Molina and "he is retired." #MLBless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

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