11/01/2013 02:55 pm ET

Why I Quit Major League Baseball


After Mariano Rivera, unarguably the greatest closer in baseball history, announced in March that this season would be his last, a fanfare accompanied his arrival at every stadium—a season-long celebration of Rivera’s retirement. It would be correct to say that I also retired from baseball, but it seems pretentious and unmerited; I quit.

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