Hey LTP Forum,
I haven’t been around the forums much lately…I blame the hectic college baseball life and school in general.
Anyways, a few days ago I made the very hard decision to hang up my cleats. As some of you may know, I tore my labrum last April and chose to take the physical therapy route rather than surgery. Well, the PT worked and I was healthy through the fall and winter, however once spring ball started at school, I soon found my arm showing many of the same symptoms of when I tore my labrum last year.
Because I did not have surgery, the tear was and always will be in my shoulder. I felt that taking the necessary time off to let it heal again would not be a very smart move as a freshman in college. I decided to take the time I spend in baseball and invest it in other things. I want to get involved on campus in other ways…fraternity, business club, etc etc, hopefully holding leadership positions in these organizations.
It was a very hard decision, but I realize that there is life after baseball. I was not happy in my current situation, and the point of Division III baseball is to have fun playing…I was not. I was frustrated with no good options ahead of me other than to stop playing. I will still play for my summer team, as it is less competitive and just for fun, however my competitive days of pitching are over.
I still love baseball and will still be around the forums.
Best of luck to you all, and just remember to enjoy every pitch of every game…you don’t know when it will be your last.