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Ex-Mariner Byrnes can actually wear this exact outfit while playing for his new team.

UPDATE : Byrnes' beer-league debut was about as successful as we

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Short-Time Mariner Eric Byrnes Being Paid $11 Million to Play Beer-League Softball

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Ex-Mariner Byrnes can actually wear this exact outfit while playing for his new team.

UPDATE: Byrnes' beer-league debut was about as successful as we predicted. The SF Weekly has the scoop.

Don't feel too bad for Eric Byrnes, the veteran backup outfielder who was recently shown the door by the Mariners after batting .094, blowing a suicide squeeze, and demonstrating an inability to catch fly balls or run the bases properly to boot (yep, we called for it).

Byrnes has caught on with a new club--specifically, a softball team sponsored by a tavern. And here you thought the 6'5" former linebacker who broke three Subaru's windows by hitting moonshots over the pool at Greenlake last weekend was a ringer.

Writes mlb.com: "While his Major League days may be over, his playing days are not. The 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. 'This is going to be a blast,' he said. 'Playing with my buddies. I can't wait for my first hit. I'm going to ask for the ball.'"

If his tenure with the Mariners is any indication, that'll be one long fuckin' wait.

 
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