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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

‘Homeless Minor Leaguer’ Ty Kelly Retires and Jokingly Jabs Andrew Luck for Stealing His Thunder

It looks like Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck wasn’t the only big name to walk away from their game last night.


Utility player Ty Kelly, who bounced around the MLB for parts of three seasons, announced that he would retire after his brief pro career

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 27, 2019 at 06:04 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: general, mets, new york, new york mets, retirements

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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:18 AM (#5874685)
I know we have a bunch of Mets fans on the site. Anybody have any good memories of Kelly?
   2. JJ1986 Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:19 AM (#5874687)
I don't think 11 years is really a "brief" career.
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:27 AM (#5874691)
I know we have a bunch of Mets fans on the site. Anybody have any good memories of Kelly?


Phillies fans as well, since he spent some time there, too.
   4. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:28 AM (#5874692)
A followup tweet (mentioned in TFA) is gold. Kelly is now my absolute favorite recently retired AAAA utility player. Sorry, Micah Johnson!
   5. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:30 AM (#5874694)
Ty Kelly is me new fave Twitter follow.

PS -- Devin Nunes's Cow has followed ME. Now THAT'S an honor...
   6. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:56 AM (#5874701)
Not a Mets fan but I've long liked this guy. Lacked tools, but had skills and managed to craft a career with patience at the plate, the ability to fake a lot of positions, and a smidge more power than he ever projected to. Plus, always seemed like a good, funny dude.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:06 AM (#5874703)
he looked at the plate like the CPA who thought he was going to be playing in the company softball game.

but he seems likable.
   8. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:26 AM (#5874712)
he looked at the plate like the CPA who thought he was going to be playing in the company softball game.
He has a tweet addressing this point.

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