Battered By The Hands Of Time And Hobbled By The Failings Of A Body That Finally Proved Unable To Continually Defy The Years Of Punishment Inflicted Upon It, A Local Sportsman–A Brittle Shadow Of The Strapping Youth He Once Was–Acknowledges The Inevitable And Announces That After One Final Season Of Play He Will Step Away From The Game, Never Again To Savor The Joys And Glories Of Spending Each Summer's Day Out On The Greatest Field Of All: The Baseball Diamond