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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz Leads Latest List of Retired MLB Stars to Sign with PBX

PBX Pickleball, the organization that unites retired professional athletes with the pickleball community, has signed Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz, fellow Cy Young Award Winner and 3x All-Star Eric Gangé, World Series Champ and All-Star Game MVP J.D. Drew, 4x All-Star Russell Martin, 3x All-Star Jason Kendall, 2x All-Star Brian Roberts, 2x All-Star and World Series Champ Derrek Lee, 2x All-Star Jeff Cirillo, 4x Gold Glover and veteran MLB manager Mike Matheny, All-Star Russ Ortiz, and former MLB Manager of the Year Clint Hurdle as the latest PBX Pros.

Smoltz, Gagné, Drew, Martin, Kendall, Roberts, Lee, Cirillo, Matheny, Ortiz, and Hurdle join a list of accomplished retired professional athletes who will participate in the PBX Tour, PBX Pro-Ams, PBX Dream Weekends, and PBX Corporate Experiences starting later this year.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 12, 2023 at 04:22 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: September 12, 2023 at 06:37 PM (#6141172)
Don't let Dusty on the court to take the pickleball away from Ortiz.

I'm not sure if this is a sign of the apocalypse or just the collapse of Western Civ or (can't be!) just a sign that even by John Smolt fan standards I am f'ing old.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 13, 2023 at 10:38 AM (#6141225)
I really enjoy playing pickleball!

I think watching others play pickleball is like watching paint dry!
   3. Cris E Posted: September 13, 2023 at 02:11 PM (#6141243)
Sweet! Another NAPDCS fan! (That's the North American Paint Drying Championship Series for you benighted lagging edge types.)
   4. jingoist Posted: September 13, 2023 at 04:48 PM (#6141253)
I played tennis for 50 years, only gave it up do to replacedknees and hips.
I watched, and listened, to pickle all being played.
The “thock” “thock” sound of the ball hitting the racquet drove me buggy.
I know it’s just me but I will never play.
Evidently, many people who live near pickle ball courts complain of the same sounds.
   5. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: September 14, 2023 at 08:27 PM (#6141361)
organization that unites retired professional athletes with the pickleball community

Find a need and fill it, I guess...
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 14, 2023 at 11:05 PM (#6141394)
A year from now, Smoltz will be vociferously complaining that pickleball was much better when he first started because pickleball analytics have ruined the game.
   7. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Fred Posted: September 14, 2023 at 11:44 PM (#6141397)
[4] Have you tried padel? Same idea of mini-sized tennis, so less moving around, but with a more tennis-like ball. It's huge everywhere else but the popularity of pickleball seems to be crowding it out in the US.

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