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Retired Pitcher Dan Haren Goes on Funny Twitter Tell-All About MLB Career

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Dan Haren throws in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2016

After spending 13 years pitching in the major leagues, Dan Haren has compiled plenty of thoughts and stories only a big leaguer has experienced.

Now that he's retired, the 35-year-old is willing to open up a bit about what it's like to be in the majors.

Haren bounced around the league quite a bit during his career, playing for eight teams in 13 seasons and five in the last four. He may not have had overpowering stuff (hence the Twitter handle "@ithrow88"), but the right-hander made three All-Star teams and received Cy Young award votes a couple of times for knowing how to get hitters out.

After contemplating retirement last offseason when he was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Miami Marlins, Haren decided to hang up his cleats after this past season, finishing with a career record of 153-131 and a 3.75 ERA.

But even though he has walked away from the game, he is still making sure he stays in shape. On Monday, Haren tweeted that he would be dishing out some thoughts on his career while he worked out:

And off he went:

Unfortunately, this Twitter session had to come to an end when his workout was done.

The key is to always leave the audience wanting more—and that's exactly what Haren did. Now we can't wait until he hops back on the bike.

[Dan Haren]

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