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Wagner is happy in retirement

Posted on: February 13, 2011 2:37 pm
 
Billy Wagner Billy Wagner is still retired. Really, really retired. Really.

Even though he's still on the Braves' 40-man roster, don't expect him to return.

"I'm totally content with not playing baseball," Wagner told reporters Saturday night before Virginia Tech's baseball banquet, according to Nathan Warters of the Lynchburg, Va., News & Advance . "I love watching it, I love talking about it. If I miss anything, it would be some of the guys I played with and actually competing on the field, but other than that, you can keep it."

Wagner announced his intention to retire after the 2010 season last May, and even after saving 37 games with a 1.43 ERA in 71 games for the Braves last season, he never wavered.

In his retirement, he's spent his time coaching his sons' baseball and basketball teams.

"I told my wife the other day that it hasn't even dawned on me that I should be doing something, which is kind of unusual for me," Wagner said. "But I think it's kind of a load off my mind knowing that I don't have to prepare. I've just really enjoyed it."

Braves pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, without Wagner, but with youngsters Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters pitching the ninth inning for the Braves.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

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Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

Cool, good luck Mr. Wagner in whatever you do in the  future.



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

Congrats Billy Wagner.  You sound like a truly happy man.  Happy is really the best one can ask for in this life.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

Great call, PhillyJim1980.  

"You can keep it?"   No, we'll try and FORGET that, um, quote of yours.  What a moron.  If I was a fan of his, I'm not anymore.  Looks like you (wags) can KEEP your sh**ty attitude and we all hope that you don't infect your kids sports teams with that kind of ballyhooed baloney you speak of. 

Your quip wasn't cute at all, Wags - It was LAME.
More lame than the lamest lame-o on the lamest day of the year.

What a d bag!!!!!

 




Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

"I love watching it, I love talking about it. If I miss anything, it would be some of the guys I played with and actually competing on the field, but other than that, you can keep it."


So he loves watching it, talking about it, his teammates, and playing the game, but other that that we can keep it? What is there left to keep Wags?

In my opinion, this guys was one of the biggest d bags on and off the field. Im happy he's not coming back.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2011 7:48 am
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

Enjoy it Wags! That's what retirement is all about!



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2011 5:53 am
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

May Wagner enjoy his time together with his wife and children and other family members. May he enjoy good health as well.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Wagner enjoy your retirement

It is great to see someone go out on top and before his skills start to go away.  This is a toast to Wagner...May you enjoy your retirement. 



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

come on wags... come back to the Braves.. they are going to be good this year and no need it the mang. keeping that cash.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Wagner is happy in retirement

Wags was one of the top closers in the game last year(really deserved more attention for what he did, btw), and to be able to stay commited to retirement after the season he had is remarkable.



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