Walkoff Walk's number one Braves fan Matt_T alerts us to this press release from MLB.com about a news conference the Atlanta Braves have scheduled for this morning:
John Smoltz has said that he'll be content if he never throws another pitch. Now, just two days after he attempted to alleviate stress on his shoulder with a move to the bullpen, the Braves veteran pitcher finds this to be a more defined possibility.
The Braves have scheduled an 11:30 a.m. ET news conference at Turner Field and at that time, they are expected to discuss Smoltz's future. There has been talk that he will need to undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
Oh my stars and garters, is John Smoltz retiring? Somebody put on ESPNEWS at 11:30 this morning and let us know!
I'm so sorry I criticized your blown save yesterday, Mr. Smoltz! Please don't retire!