In May, I wrote a piece called “The 15 MLB All-Stars Who Really Ought to Retire. Now.” Like a weak-kneed testifier called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, I named names: I stated exactly who among the game’s former greats I thought ought to hang up their spikes.
I was right about a number of them. Since publishing the piece, both Kerry Wood and Omar Vizquel have walked away from Major League Baseball. And now that the season’s done and the postseason is reaching its climax, it seems like the right time to revisit that list and name my new list of MLB players that need to retire. Now.