Kent retires after 17 seasons
LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Kent always kept his emotions bottled up during his outstanding, 17-year major league career. He couldn't put a cork on them Thursday, when he tearfully announced his retirement.
His watery, red-rimmed eyes and frequent pauses to collect himself were in stark contrast to the gruff public demeanor Kent maintained for years, which led to his image as a surly sort.
He attributed that to his competitive nature.
"I don't get how you can go up ...
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