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Harry Reid announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate using baseball lingo

Harry Reid, the longtime senator from Nevada, announced on Friday morning that he won't seek re-election in 2016. But because Reid likes to mix his baseball and his politics, this is what he actually said:

"I want to be able to go out at the top of my game. I don't want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter."

Not that 42-year-olds have necessarily fared terribly in baseball. Julio Franco batted .300 in his age 42 season, and when he was 46, he did this:

So what we're saying is, Harry Reid needs a new job. Anyone need a new DH? Baseball players have held public office, and we don't see any reason it can't work the other way around.