“You Were a Joy to Watch”: 34-Year-Old MLB Star Leaves Fans Despondent With His Sudden Retirement

Published 02/11/2023, 6:30 AM EST

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Go big or go home! This statement has never been truer than in today’s world of intense competition. With more opportunities than ever before, people are showcasing their talent to the world. This means it’s even harder for individuals to make it big unless they have something unique. And the baseball world has lately discovered this the hard way.

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On Feb. 10th, MLB player Justin Bour announced his retirement. After a six-year career in the big leagues, and some additional short stints in minor and international leagues, the 34-year-old is hanging up his uniform. Bour has played for big names like the Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, and Nippon Professional Baseball in his repertoire. But now, it looks like the first baseman is taking a different direction, and fans wish him the best.

Justin Bour receives an outpouring of love and respect

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Bour started playing professional baseball in 2009. And while playing for the different clubhouse, the former slugger made quite a reputation for himself. What’s more, judging by the way people reacted to his retirement news, the former Marlins player is very well-liked. While it’s not exactly a rarity in the cut-throat world of baseball, it’s still a pleasure to witness.

Bour thanked his family and his parents for their unwavering support for the time he has needed to devote to baseball. And along with fans, the former first baseman’s ex-colleagues congratulated him on a great career.

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Just goes to show that when it comes to spending time with someone, the amount of time doesn’t matter, but the person sure does!

What other major MLB players have announced retirement recently?

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Baseball players may come and go, but the love of the sport is forever. And yet, sometimes people come in and take residence in your heart. They dominate the diamond but are equally fun to watch off the diamond. Yankees royalty Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are great examples. Even though the two have been retired for several years now, people are not tired of talking about them.

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And as such, names like Albert Pujols, Ryan Zimmerman, Dexter Fowler, and Jake McGee, among others, also come to mind. The legacy they have left will be remembered throughout MLB history. While some players leave after their bodies don’t support them anymore, some leave because of rough times.

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Whatever the reason, it’s always sad to see them go!

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Arunima Bhanot

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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Having earned an English literature degree from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, Arunima has always been interested in writing. She's a fan of archery and was the captain of her college team for two years running. She's an avid reader who also loves photography and travel, and you can find her talking constantly about books and anime on her Instagram!
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