Jennie Finch Retires from Softball; Softball Also Decides to Retire
July 21, 2010
(Oklahoma City, OK) – Softball superstar Jennie Finch, best known for her dominating performances as a pitcher at Arizona and for the United States team, has decided to hang up her spikes. Perhaps as well known for her dazzling beauty as her blazing fastball, Finch played professional softball for the better part of 10 years.
But after those long years, Finch has decided to spend more time at home with her husband – former Major League pitcher Casey Daigle – and four-year-old son, brilliantly named Ace.
In a related announcement, the sport of Softball has announced that it, too, has decided to retire.
“First, I just want to congratulate Jennie on a tremendous career,” Softball said at a Wednesday afternoon press conference. “She has done more for me than any other player, and I’m truly grateful.”
“But now that Jennie is gone, I’m going to have to retire,” Softball explained, holding back tears. “I’m not saying that Jennie was the entirety of the sport, but I can’t name another softball player. Can you? I’m not entirely sure another one exists.”
As for the future, Softball says it first expected to soldier on, venturing into other sports as its skills allowed. But soon after declaring for the WNBA draft, Softball learned that the league had folded.