Report: Casey retires
Looks like there’s another former Tiger ready to hang it up. Rob Bradford at WEEI.com in Boston reports that Sean Casey is retiring to take a job with the new MLB television network. No word on whether he’ll be in studio or out on the field, or whether this means he can or can’t go watch his hometown Steelers in the Super Bowl next Sunday, but certainly best wishes are in order for him in this new chapter in his life.
For the record, Casey finishes his 12-year career as a lifetime .302 hitter, including .322 in 199 at-bats last year for the Sox, as well as a career .410 postseason hitter, and one of the best all-around good guys in baseball. His three-run shot for the Tigers against the Royals on Sept. 21, 2007 will go down as the last of his 130 home runs. His failure to beat out Pablo Ozuna’s throw from left field to first, Casey having not noticed the ball had fallen in, will go down one of baseball’s best bloopers and classiest reactions to an innocent mistake.