Sad,but not very surprising news,Ryan Westmoreland retires from baseball

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    Sad,but not very surprising news,Ryan Westmoreland retires from baseball

    I wish him the very best and may he live a long,healthy life.

    From NESN.com:

    Ryan Westmoreland has reached the end of his baseball road, adding the latest chapter to one of the saddest stories in recent Red Sox history. The former Sox prospect announced his retirement Wednesday in an email to several media members, according to the Providence Journal. “With a clear mind and heart, as well as the unwavering support and friendship of my family, friends, agent(s), doctors, therapists and the Boston Red Sox, I have decided to voluntarily retire as a professional baseball player,” Westmoreland wrote in the email, according to the Providence Journal. Westmoreland, 22, underwent brain surgery in 2010, and he’s been attempting a comeback since. He hit a sizable bump in the road last summer when he was forced to undergo a second surgery in 2010. “In my heart, I know that I have worked as hard as one possibly could to overcome the obstacles presented by this unfortunate series of events,” he added. “It is with that confidence that I am comfortable turning the page, and searching for “the reason” that this has happened. I believe that there is a plan for me that will utilize my experiences, however painful some may have been, to do something special in my life. It is time for me to find that path, and to pursue it with the same focus and effort that I pursued the dream of playing professional baseball.” The 2008 fifth-round pick played in just 60 games as a professional. He hit .296 with seven home runs and 35 RBIs in 2009 with Single-A Lowell. Westmoreland also thanked all of those who helped him along the way. Read more of the email by clicking here.

    Read more at: http://nesn.com/2013/03/former-red-sox-prospect-ryan-westmoreland-retires-from-baseball/

     
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    Best luck on your future!

     
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    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Even the best baseball careers are short careers. He's already achieved more in baseball than all but a tiny fraction of those who've played it. He should be in good financial shape, and now has the opportunity to decide which long term career he wants to pursue. His baseball story hasn't turned out tragic, it's been inspiring. He's just beginning the rest of his life.  




    well said softlaw.

     
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    too bad for him, but nice to see an athlete actually listen to medical advice...wish him well...

     
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    Re: Sad,but not very surprising news,Ryan Westmoreland retires from baseball

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Even the best baseball careers are short careers. He's already achieved more in baseball than all but a tiny fraction of those who've played it. He should be in good financial shape, and now has the opportunity to decide which long term career he wants to pursue. His baseball story hasn't turned out tragic, it's been inspiring. He's just beginning the rest of his life.  


    that's probably the best paragraph I have ever read from you. My hope for this kid is a long and healthy life....

     
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    Very sad to hear this but it isnt surprising. He'll probably end up going back to school since he was selected out of high school. Best of luck to him in the next stage of his life.

     
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    My son got to meet him when he was playing for Lowell. Ryan stood there and signed autograph's till there was no left to sign for, very impressive young man.   

     
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    Aw man, I was really hoping that this kid had the ultimate comeback story, turned into something special and was a remarkable comeback story! Either way he's probably just happy that he gets to live to see tomorrow! I hope this kid does big things in this world and does do something spectacular whether that be in sports or anything! Best of luck Ryan I'm rooting for you!

     
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    His words announcing his decision were inspiring. He is ready for the next chapter of his life. Although he cannot participate as a player on the field I hope the Sox or some other organization can combine his baseball knowledge and his life story to promote the game of baseball and a life lesson. There is a wonderful opportunity to let Ryan go forward and use those gifts he once had in a teaching capacity. It would be great to see his teaching pay off for some young guys down the road.

    God Bless You and Best Going forward, Ryan

    I wish him the very best and may he live a long,healthy life.

    From NESN.com:

    Ryan Westmoreland has reached the end of his baseball road, adding the latest chapter to one of the saddest stories in recent Red Sox history. The former Sox prospect announced his retirement Wednesday in an email to several media members, according to the Providence Journal. “With a clear mind and heart, as well as the unwavering support and friendship of my family, friends, agent(s), doctors, therapists and the Boston Red Sox, I have decided to voluntarily retire as a professional baseball player,” Westmoreland wrote in the email, according to the Providence Journal. Westmoreland, 22, underwent brain surgery in 2010, and he’s been attempting a comeback since. He hit a sizable bump in the road last summer when he was forced to undergo a second surgery in 2010. “In my heart, I know that I have worked as hard as one possibly could to overcome the obstacles presented by this unfortunate series of events,” he added. “It is with that confidence that I am comfortable turning the page, and searching for “the reason” that this has happened. I believe that there is a plan for me that will utilize my experiences, however painful some may have been, to do something special in my life. It is time for me to find that path, and to pursue it with the same focus and effort that I pursued the dream of playing professional baseball.” The 2008 fifth-round pick played in just 60 games as a professional. He hit .296 with seven home runs and 35 RBIs in 2009 with Single-A Lowell. Westmoreland also thanked all of those who helped him along the way. Read more of the email by clicking here.

    Read more at: http://nesn.com/2013/03/former-red-sox-prospect-ryan-westmoreland-retires-from-baseball/

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    Poor kid. Tough break for him, wish him the best.

     
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    In response to TheExaminer's comment:

    Poor kid. Tough break for him, wish him the best.

    always tough to see someone lose their dream before it reaches full steam...still young enough  to achieve in life....


     
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    Sorry to hear. It was a long shot at best. I wish him well in all of his future endeavors. Seeing him throw out the first pitch would be great.

     
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    Ryan is one of my heroes! My thoughts and prayers are with him! We Westmorelands stick together through thick and thin! I wear a casual practice jersey with Ryan's number!

     
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    He is correct, there is something out there he was meant to do. I truly believe that. I wish him the very best. I hope we continue to hear how his story unfolds.

     
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    Many blessing and lots of hope for the best. 

     
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