Thursday, May 1, 2008

Brady Clark retires... or does he?

After being initially rumored to retire rather than accept a demotion to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, former Brewer outfielder Brady Clark reportedly had a change of heart and opted to report to the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs. There Clark joins recently acquired former Brewer Claudio Vargas.

Clark is the epidome of a player making something out of relatively nothing. He is the definition of a moxie guy who had to work for each and every moment of rarified big league air he's ever experienced. Retire or not - even if he never sees a major league dugout again - he has nothing to be ashamed of. Through his work ethic alone, he's the type of guy most Brewer fans are almost required to love.

In his eight plus years of service Clark has played for the Reds, Mets, Brewers, Dodgers and Padres. His only real opportunity came in Milwaukee - where he started the better part of three years between 2004 and 2006. His career year came in 2005 when he hit 13 homers, knocked in 53 and notched a team-leading .306 average.

He was traded to the Dodgers prior to last season for RHP (and absolute wash) Elmer Dessens.


Blogger Tyler said...

In other news from the former Brewers on the down turn front; ex Milwaukee hurler Hideo Nomo was released by the Royals Tuesday. Since he couldn't cut it as a Royal, I doubt he'll catch on with any actual major league team either.

More here:

I remembered seeing Nomo pitch at County Stadium when I was in middle school and being in awe of that wacky wind-up. Make all the "Liar, Liar" references you want, but the dude tossed two no-no's.

May 1, 2008 1:53 AM  

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