Happy thanksgiving all.
This is a re-write of today's earlier post that I rushed during the family gathering.
Bob Sheppard has officially retired....well he doesn't like that word....
"I have no plans of coming back," Sheppard said on Wednesday in a telephone interview. "Time has passed me by, I think. I had a good run for it. I enjoyed doing what I did. I don't think, at my age, I'm going to suddenly regain the stamina that is really needed if you do the job and do it well."
At 99 years old and having been away for two seasons this isn't shocking, and in a new building that now has a ring (what's that like?) the Shep era suddenly seems a long time ago.
Bob you had a fan in me, I wish you well in whatever your current plans are, and you are missed.
"I pray. I thank God for giving me ninety-nine years," Sheppard said. "Ninety-nine years. Wow. Can you envision that? If you dream of living long, I would recommend it to you."
Full story on yankees.com