The Bittersweet Reality Of Watching Your Childhood Sports Heroes Retire

Every year, the tail-end of Major League Baseball season brings predictable tidings. Exciting postseason races concluding, win-or-go-home games, and awards candidates making their final pushes.

It also brings fond farewells by players we’ve come to know so well. They’re either likely leaving their longtime ballclub, like Adam Jones and Adrián Beltré, or potentially hanging up the cleats for good, like David Wright and longtime Twins great Joe Mauer. These guys aren’t getting the...

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