Amid all the Bobby hysteria, I almost forgot that Billy Wagner made his retirement official yesterday as well.
"This year has been nothing but great for me," Wagner said. "I thank God I got to retire as a Brave. It's the greatest honor I could ever have -- to be on the favorite team of my childhood. About the only thing [better] would have been if I could have snuck Dale [Murphy's] number on. That would have been about it."
Such an awesome professional. I respect his decision to hang 'em up, but I really wish he was coming back. We would absolutely NOT ridicule him if he were to change his mind. Yes, we'll be fine with Kimbrel and Venters, but they would be really good seventh and eighth inning options if Billy could come back and hold down the ninth once again next year.