Achieving emotional closure is generally a myth, yet that doesn't stop even millionaire baseball players from craving it. Writer Jorge Martin interviewed Eric Karros for the latest issue of Dodgers Magazine and came up with an interesting perspective on the end of Karros' career.
Karros on the end of his playing days:
2004, it was interesting, because I was in Oakland. I was not having a good time in Oakland. I went and asked for my release. [...]
I had my agent talk to the Dodgers about whether I could come here and finish off. [...]
I would have liked to have finished here, I would have liked to have had the opportunity to finish as a Dodger, to retire as a Dodger, but it didn't happen.
Karros on being included in this year's Opening Day ceremonies:
Awesome. That was by far one of the best things that this organization has done during my playing days or non-playing days. [...]
But to actually be out there in the bullpen to wait for your name to be called and then to run in to have the fans show their appreciation, that experience is one of those things that I will never forget. [...]
That's probably the door that I needed shut that I was looking for in 2004 with this organization. [...]
I'm good with that. I guess I didn't have to come back in '04.