Utilityman hero Willie Bloomquist announced his retirement ... with a bat flip
In Willie Bloomquist's 14-year career, he may not have been one of the best players in the league. He was elected to zero All-Star games, never picked up an MVP vote and only finished with 18 career home runs.
But for those who love a good utility infielder, who named fantasy teams things like "Willie's Bloomin' Onionquist" and who dreamed of creating a caked-in-dirt fantasy video game called "Bloomquest: Lords of the Infield," he was a hero.
And when he announced his retirement on Friday, he did it in a way that has likely topped all but Lou Gehrig's goodbye speech. He did it with a bat flip:
Of course, given the swing he just showed off, isn't it possible that maybe, just maybe, a team may come calling when they're in need of some multi-position magic? We can only hope.