From Jeff Kent’s retirement speech:
for those that missed Jeff conference, here is a small part of what he said as he took deep breaths and long pauses, but the tears flowed anyway: .
“The integrity of the game has been jeopardized for so many years, and I’m embarrassed about the steroid era,” .
After saying that he was originally drafted in the 20th round, he said:
“And for the kids who might want to be a baseball player some day (sniff. pause ) there is a chance that you can play this great game (his voice breaking down) if you are not the biggest guy if you are not the fastest guy (sniff) even if you are not the smartest guy there is a chance (pause) that you can still play this game”.
I will miss you Jeff!