Sean Ratliff announced his retirement this weekend. He was an outfielder that had made it all the way to AA in 2010. However, during a Spring Training game last year he was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Zach Lutz that broke six bones in his face.
I was really pulling for Ratliff. I fell in love with so many of those 2010 Binghamton Mets, including Sean. It was great to hear he would be playing this season. Now it stinks to hear he won't make it all the way back. And it adds another layer onto the bad luck Zach Lutz has had with injuries, even though he's not the one hurt.
I don't really know what else to say. I just feel for Sean. I hope he fully recovers from this enough to live his life even without baseball.