This one kind of came out of nowhere!
On May 5, I teamed up with an old friend of mine, Tim Kelly of Section 215. Tim and I used to interview players in years past, and we figured this was another great opportunity to try it again.
But what did we team up for?
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To interview former MLB pitcher Brett Myers!
Throughout his career, Myers played for the Philadelphia Phillies in which he went on to win a World Series with them in 2008. From there, he had stints with the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox and most recently, the Cleveland Indians.
Brett Myers holds a career record of 97-96, with a 4.25 ERA. He made his Major League debut in July of 2002 against the Chicago Cubs in which he tossed eight innings, surrendering two hits, one earned run, and got the win.
Post baseball, Myers has taken up country music – a sincere passion of his.
On the day of the interview, actually, he released is first ever EP album titled, “Backwood Rebels” which you find on iTunes for $9.99. The album consists of 11 songs (a personal favorite of mine is a song that is titled, “Yoga Pants”).
It has always been relatively unclear if Myers has truly retired from baseball. He said he was taking a year off in 2014, but would be open to returning in 2015. At the time of this interview, we are just over a month in to the season and he has yet to sign a contract with a team. He currently is residing in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla.
Has Brett Myers retired? Will he ever come back to the majors, or will he continue his country music endeavors and spend his team with his family? Listen to the audio below.
Be sure to follow Brett Myers on Twitter @BackWoodRebel39 and listen to his music. Also, follow Tim Kelly for all Philadelphia related sports news @TimKelly_215!
Archived audio here: Adb.tt/gJsgK11C