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Monday, March 25, 2013

Inge wants to keeping playing

Francesspool likes this. A lot.

Although Inge knew that the surgery and his age might scare off some teams, he said he never considered retiring.

“I think I’ll play until someone just physically kicks me out of the game,” Inge said. “I’ll play as long as I can. If I’m enjoying something I do—and that goes for anyone in any aspect of life—you should probably do it as long as you can.”

...Inge has accepted the fact that he won’t be offered a job as a starter, but still believes that he can help a team.

“In the role that most teams are looking for, yeah, I can play for a lot of teams at this point,” Inge said. “I love baseball. I play because I love this game. I love what it’s about.

“I want my kids to experience how baseball is and just the true form of baseball. For me, it’s just about playing.”

...“Right now, Pittsburgh’s been very good to me,” Inge said. “I’m very, very thrilled with the opportunity that they’ve given me this spring.

“Obviously, just being a baseball player, I want to play, and if any team thinks that I can help their ball club, I would obviously go that route.

“There is a point where if I’m not going to perform as good as the next guy, of course, I would hang it up and say that’s my time. But as for right now, I’m still not quite yet ready.”

Repoz Posted: March 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: March 26, 2013 at 12:12 AM (#4396477)
It's fun to want things.
   2. Drexl Spivey Posted: March 26, 2013 at 12:23 AM (#4396479)
“I want my kids to experience how baseball is and just the true form of baseball. For me, it’s just about playing.”


I don't know how to mentally process this quote.
   3. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: March 26, 2013 at 01:00 AM (#4396485)
Last year he was still a good defender at 3B, and could sort of hit lefties. I assume he's still versatile. I find it hard to believe no team could use him on their bench.
   4. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: March 26, 2013 at 01:22 AM (#4396490)
Inge was a lot of fun to watch last year. I figured his grand-slam walkoff against Toronto would be high point of the A's season (little did I know). And in his final game of the season, he hit a clutch 2 RBI 2B with a shoulder that was basically separated. I'll root for him.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM (#4396732)
I find it hard to believe no team could use him on their bench.


He made the Pirates' bench, though he might need to start the year on the DL.

He hasn't looked at all good this spring, and I have a very bad feeling about that decision, though for obvious reasons I hope he does well.

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