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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Beltré missing baseball less than he thought after 21 years

DALLAS (AP) — Adrián Beltré was afraid of how he was going to feel after announcing his retirement last November, a decision the former third baseman had pretty much reached privately a few months earlier during the season.

While at peace after 21 MLB seasons and 3,166 hits, Beltré still wasn’t sure what to expect when the Texas Rangers went to spring training, or when they opened this season without him.

“I thought I was going to miss it more, but I’m good,” Beltre said Wednesday. “So far it’s been good, so hopefully stays that way.”

Beltre’s appearance at the SMU Athletic Forum came about 3½ weeks before he will be back in Texas when the Rangers retire his No. 29 jersey on June 8.

There’s something to be said about being willing to completely quit something when the time has come.

QLE Posted: May 16, 2019 at 04:03 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. eric Posted: May 16, 2019 at 11:16 AM (#5842757)
I originally misread the headline, interpreting it that he was missing baseball. I got excited by the prospect of a Beltre comeback. Glad to hear he's happy, though. He was the first guy younger than me in MLB, and I'm guessing will be the first guy younger than me voted into the HOF.
   2. Itchy Row Posted: May 16, 2019 at 12:46 PM (#5842808)
He spends all his time at J.C. Penney, where he knows he won't be recognized.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 16, 2019 at 12:58 PM (#5842809)
He probably doesn't miss people trying to touch his head all the time.

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