Brad Radke has compiled an outstanding record of 7-1 in his past eight starts even though he is pitching with a right shoulder that would need surgery after the season if he continues to play baseball.
Radke has been vacillating on whether he will retire, but he said he is building a new home in Florida and doesn't have plans for surgery. The veteran Twins righthander told me his plans now are to retire after this year.
Radke's been showing signs of decline, but this is certainly not good to see.
I think I speak for all Twins fans when I say I admire the effort Brad is giving, especially with the obvious pain in the shoulder. So here's to you Brd, one tough SOB. Hopefully he can finish out the year strong, and go on to live a long and happy life.