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?
"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! #winner
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."