‘It’s good to be a full-time father and husband’
Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki, who will retire at the end of this season, spoke to the press on the 21st (22nd time in Japan) about his memories with pitcher Shohei Ohtani. He joined the Angels last season and formed a battery with Ohtani. The third generation Nikkei wide receiver said: “I don’t know if I will ever see a player like him in my lifetime. I’ve been involved in what I do every day to break him down. I feel blessed and honored to have been able to do that.”
He made his track debut in 2007 and was named an All-Star in 2014 with the Twins. Played 1,632 games in 16 years in the major league. He says his fondest memory is winning the World Series with the 2019 Nationals. not feel like winning the World Series,” he said.
At 38, he made the decision to take off his uniform. He said he’s been thinking about it since spring training. “Everything comes to an end. I thought it was the right time. It’s good to be a full-time father and husband,” he said. “I want to stay involved in baseball. I love being involved with the kids. I don’t know how often I’ll be working because I want to stay home. I’m pretty sure I won’t be in the dugout. “.
The final card of the season is against the Athletics in Oakland. “It’s cool that it happened like that. The season ends with the game in Oakland. All the clubhouse guys from when I was there are still there. Seeing them again and my last season. It’s elegant to be in the game,” he said. impatiently awaited it.