You might not remember Ramon Ortiz from his time with the Cincinnati Reds. He was in the starting rotation for the forgettable 2005 team and wasn’t the worst starter–Eric Milton and Luke Hudson were battling for that title. But I do remember his love of cutting the hair of his teammates.
Yesterday, his comeback attempt with the Toronto Blue Jays ended in a spectacularly painful and public fashion, as he felt a tear in his elbow after delivering a pitch.
You can tell Ortiz knows it’s the end. At 40, he’s not likely to come back from an extended rehab.