Here's what Randy Johnson has been up to since he retired from MLB five years ago
Randy Johnson retired from MLB five years ago today
Randy Johnson played 22 seasons in MLB, appearing in 618 games and amassing 4,135 1/3 innings. Five years ago Monday, on Jan. 5, 2010, that came to an end.
"There's not a lot more for me to do in this game. It's just a natural progression," Johnson said upon his retirement.
But don't shed too many tears for him -- Johnson's been keeping busy.
Instead of toiling his days away striking out a historical-best 10.6 batters per 9 innings, the lefty has been learning how to ski, hanging out with his mascot doppelganger and working on his professional photographer portfolio -- snapping pictures of everything from exotic animals to nu-metal festivals.
As he gets set for a likely Hall of Fame induction in 2015, though, it's only natural that Johnson would spend some time looking back on his illustrious career. Like that time he was a ghost:
And those times he got to pal around with celebrities:
And also, probably, that time he hit a bird with a fastball:
No matter how he's spending his retirement, we just hope he's grooming that sweet, sweet 'stache.