Reliever Brian Shouse Retires

Longtime relief pitcher Brian Shouse is retiring after 21 seasons in professional baseball, writes Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports

“It has been a long and fun career,” the 42-year-old said. “It lasted much longer than I anticipated.”

By age 33, Shouse had just 13 major league games to his credit.  After spending some time with Kansas City in 2002, the reliever hooked on with Texas and established himself as a major-league caliber pitcher.  He arguably enjoyed his best season in 2008 when at age 39 he registered a 2.81 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 69 games for the Brewers.

Shouse signed a minor-league deal with Boston in January but was cut before the start of the season. He then secured a minor-league contract with Tampa Bay in July but couldn't find his way back to the majors.

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  1. InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

    Where have I been? I’ve never even heard of this guy.

  2. kevmill21 5 years ago

    thanks for some good years of solid ball in arlington

  3. 2ndedition 5 years ago

    Nah – just a good grammar and spell checker away from a writing career.

  4. Um… Okay. This is news? Must be a slow day.

  5. hawkny1 5 years ago

    Thanks guys….. this is the funniest thread I have read in quite a while…. ROFLMAO….

  6. Sooooo……… Brian Shouse is retiring after 21 seasons in professional baseball, huh? ***He says awkwardly yet slyly changing the topic from illiterate monkeys to invisible and unknown relief pitchers***

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      haha Kris!

      • Fever Pitch Guy 5 years ago

        The only reason I am very familiar with Shouse is because Theo Epstein brought him into spring training to potentially fill one of the bullpen vacancies created by the departure of Saito and Wagner. Despite accumulating great (and obviously meaningless) numbers in spring training, Shouse was let go so they could take a look at Alan Embree.

        Yes, it was an absolute shocker the Red Sox finished with the third-worst bullpen in the league. LOL

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          And Scott Schoenweiss and Joe Nelson as well.

          • Fever Pitch Guy 5 years ago

            Yup, and Schoeneweis was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on the one-year anniversary of his wife’s tragic death. Classy move, Theo.

            There was also Robert Manuel, who was claimed off waivers from the Mariners.

            And Boof Bonser, who was traded from the Twins.

            And Fernando Cabrera, who was re-signed as a free agent.

            And Scott Atchison, who was signed as a free agent after not pitching in the majors since 2007. Despite his awful high leverage numbers (.333 BA, .400 OBP, .983 OPS, .357 BAbip) he was probably the 3rd-most reliable Red Sox reliever this year.

            That says it all about the 2010 Red Sox bullpen.

  7. The_BiRDS 5 years ago

    He was my 12th grade science teachers brother.. haha


  9. Dermick 5 years ago

    He might not know a lot about baseball, but at least he can spell

  10. Devern Hansack 5 years ago

    I suggest “Hooked on Phonics.”

  11. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Do you know who Cory Aldridge is?

  12. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 5 years ago

    I love when u comment because I can always count some hilarious comments about how awful your spelling is.

  13. InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

    Don’t feed the trolls.

  14. Can someone please translate this for me?

  15. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago


  16. I think I lost brain cells in the process of trying to read this…

  17. Do the rest of us a favor and don’t comment. Anymore. Ever.

  18. fitz 5 years ago

    Let me tell you how surprised I am that this guy is a Yankees fan…

  19. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 5 years ago

    We understand that you think your from the street. Us telling you we don’t understand you does not mean we don’t know about baseball.

  20. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    Can’t really tell what’s more idiotic, your contrived attempt at screwed up language, or your asinine street cred BS. If you want to make a point write it in english, otherwise go back to your blunt and your skateboard and leave rational discourse to the adults.

  21. bravos2010 5 years ago

    Are you speaking Jive?

  22. picked_u_off 5 years ago

    I wish Cory would have figured things out by now. He’s still grinding it out, but so much potential in him has never been unlocked. Guess it happens a lot in baseball, but Cory is fun to watch when he’s right.

  23. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Absolutley. He’s one of my favorites. I wish he had been given an opportunity at an earlier age but he dominated ’10 Spring Training. Hopefully he signs on with a team like the Marlins with a quicker opportunity to make it to the big leagues.

  24. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I tried putting it in GoogleTranslate, but it doesn’t have a troll option.

  25. HummBaby 5 years ago

    What he was saying was, “Of all the causes of astronaut insanity, getting a fly caught inside your space helmet is probably in the top three”.

  26. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    The english language aint what it used to be. Plain and simple.

  27. The English language is exactly what it used to be, there’s just an abundance of ignorant wretches like the one above us bastardizing it.

  28. vtadave 5 years ago

    Sorry, but that’s incorrect.

    What he really said was “The Yankees are ruining baseball and I like to eat my own poop”.

  29. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    wrong, he said “purple hippo’s in the appalacian are not even close to as astonishing as it is seeing yellow poodle’s in the seychelles. Thus, journeying across the world, Brian Shouse encountered some incredible endeavors, bringing back stories to his fellow Brewer teamates such as Ray King, who immeadiately asked if Brian was telling the truth. Because color animals only exist in Pokemon”

  30. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Hands down, best thing I’ve ever read on MLBTR!

  31. Jive?? … Airplane??… Leslie Nielsen??



  32. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    Living proof that Yankees fans are not perfect.

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