34-year-old filled his first two days after his release on the golf
course, and he was headed to play in a recreational softball league
with his friends Wednesday evening.
That's right, the man the Arizona Diamondbacks are paying $11
million this year in the final year of a three-year deal is going to
star for a team sponsored by Dutch Goose, a burger and beer pub in
Menlo Park, Calif.
Byrnes is still receiving checks from his three-year, $30 million
contract with Arizona, incidentally, because the team decided it was
better off paying him to play elsewhere earlier this year. You can
peruse his statistics and draw your own conclusions.
Incidentally, Byrnes hasn't yet earned a starting spot on the Dutch Goose softball squad. "I believe he was just a guest player," a restaurant employee told SF Weekly. Asked if the team won thanks to the contributions of a player who'd been facing Major League pitching as recently as the weekend, the employee replied "I believe they did."
Our call to Dutch Goose owner Greg Stern hasn't yet been returned. Among the questions we'd love to ask: