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Sunday, October 25, 2009

What Bubba's Doing Now

Would have posted this sooner, but I've been having major connectivity problems. I think squirrels are chewing on my DSL line. :-P

Anyway, if you're wondering what Bubba's doing these days...there's a video here. Or watch it on YouTube here. It's one of those Christian testimony things, and he talks a bit about what happened after his baseball career ended.

Yes, I'm sorry to say for those who are still hoping he'll return to baseball - it sounds like he really is permanently retired, and happy to be so. He says his career ended in 48 hours, when he failed his physical with the Mariners. After playing baseball since he was four years old, it was all over at age 31. He was scared at first, but says he's happier now than he's ever been, working in the family business in a 9-to-5 job, able to spend time with his family and with his church.

One cute thing...he talks about when he was drafted, and says it was 28th overall. Actually, it was 23rd overall. I'm kind of surprised he wouldn't remember that; it's kind of endearing.

Anyway, it's nice to hear about what he's up to these days, and I'm glad he's happy.


posted by BubbaFan, 3:02 PM


Thanks for posting this and keeping us up with Bubba!
commented by Blogger Jim, October 26, 2009 7:58 PM  
Any clue what "the family business" is? just curious.
commented by Anonymous bonnie, October 28, 2009 3:53 PM  
I don't think I've ever heard what his father does for a living. I'm curious about that myself.

Judging from the neighborhood they live in, it's a profitable business. ;-)
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, October 28, 2009 4:04 PM  
poor bubba

he always looks so sad
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, October 29, 2009 12:10 PM  
I think he's just not very comfortable in front of the camera. He hardly ever smiles during interviews, etc., but when he doesn't know he's on camera, and in the family photos, etc., he smiles a lot and looks very warm and relaxed.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, October 30, 2009 6:36 PM  
His family owns a fairly large lawn maintenance business.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, November 06, 2009 11:25 PM  
Thanks for the info! That sounds like something he'd be good at.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, November 07, 2009 6:09 AM  

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