Walk off the basepaths and crack a beverage because Eric Byrnes no longer has to work nights and is available to serve as a ringer in your local softball league.
No, really. Three days after being served his release by the Seattle Mariners, the 34-year-old outfielder has found his way back onto the field. He's still getting paid the same as his MLB days for his new work in softball — thanks, Arizona! — but the ball is much bigger and coming in at a much slower rate of speed.
"This is going to be a blast," he said. "Playing with my buddies. I can't wait for my first hit. I'm going to ask for the ball."
This is hilarious, I've always liked Eric Byrnes because he
plays played the game hard and ran every ball out, and he provides laughs when he is mic'd up or dives for a ball that he is 5 ft short of. Good for him to have fun and not be a depressed bum because he got cut. But the 11 mil salary probably helps some of that.