Detroit Tigers pitching coach Rick Knapp is saying Kenny Rogers has decided to retire, according to mlive.com.
Rogers has not made this official. Knapp is claiming since he is close to the pitcher, he claims it as fact.
Other reports have indicated the 44 year old pitcher has been contemplating coming back in 2009 to give himself another year.
Should he retire, he will be known by one horrible moment in Mets Fan-dom and one immensely incredible year for the Tigers.
We all remember the 1999 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves.
He came in the game in the bottom of the eleventh inning. He walked in the winning run after loading the bases.
To make matters worse, he walked off the mound shrugging his shoulders.
For the Tigers fans, he will always be great.
During the 2006 postseason, Rogers went 3-0 having not allowed a run in 23 innings of work. Nobody believed it and everyone began to assume he was cheating.
Unfortunately, the Tigers could not finish off the blasted St. Louis Cardinals.
I guess we will know in the next few days if he does decide to retire. He just better not make his way to New York. Mets fans still want a piece of him, including yours truly.