Sweetest swan song for Palmer

Southern Miss coach will retire after leading Golden Eagles to first-ever CWS

Updated: June 12, 2009, 11:21 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nobody really knows how Corky Palmer will take to retirement. He folds dirty clothes, keeps an impeccably neat desk, and on the first date with his wife, he took her to a baseball field and said someday, he wanted to coach at Southern Mississippi. Even Palmer's slow Southern twang oozes baseball. Most of the time, he sounds as if he's talking through a giant wad of chewing tobacco.

So it stands to wonder what a man who's only 55, who's taken his job home for more than ...

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