What did Ty Buttrey say?
- “I’m tired of pretending and lying to the best fan base in the world. Life is super simple, find your true passion, find people you love. ... People love to have control over others.”
- “I just wanted to prove everyone wrong,” he wrote on Instagram Saturday. “As time went on baseball became more of a business and less of a game. I couldn’t help but notice my love and passion for this game started to diminish. I always thought baseball was a cool job. I also knew that same job paid extremely well. What young kid doesn’t want a cool job that pays well?”
Did Joe Madden say anything?
- “I could hear his voice as I’m reading it. He’s a very thoughtful young man, and I understood precisely what he’s talking about,” Maddon said. “If the fun is diminished, don’t do it. I totally agree with that. I think as youth, we’ve all gone through those moments about choosing things that follow your heart, as opposed to not. And so a lot of respect to what he said.
- “I’m wishing nothing but the best. I’m looking forward to staying in touch with him and being of help in any way I can.’’
Was Ty Buttrey a good player?
According to the New York Post, Buttrey was a fourth-round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox. He was later traded to the Angels, where he appeared in 115 innings in three seasons. He was “one of the most dependable options in Los Angeles’ bullpen,” according to the New York Post.