It crept up on us.
Much like many other notable events in this strangest of strange years, a historic moment the history of the Brewers franchise may have come and gone before we knew what happened.
Ryan Braun might have already played his last baseball game in Milwaukee.
“He said and did some things that made you think it might be, but I think he was just covering his bases, no pun intended, in case it was,” Haudricourt told Wisconsin’s Morning News on WTMJ. “If you decide to retire, you can’t go back in time to treat the last day a little better than you did.”
Haudricourt added that family, injuries, and the uncertain future of the COVID-19 pandemic will factor into Braun’s decision.
“I don’t think he wants another run at COVID-ball…if we’re still in a pandemic in the spring, and they’re going to have another year with no fans, I don’t think he wants any part of that. I don’t think anybody does.”
Braun will turn 37 in November. He has a mutual option with the Brewers in 2021 that’s not expected to be picked up by the team. While that doesn’t preclude him from coming back, both sides would have to strike a new deal.
If Sunday was indeed Braun’s farewell at Miller Park, the Brewers sent him out on a winning note, beating the Royals 5 to 3.