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Braves' Wagner Still Going To Retire

Braves closer Billy Wagner indicated earlier this season that his intent is to retire at the end of this season. Wednesday in Philadelphia he repeated those intentions:

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Billy Wagner said nothing would change his mind.

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Absolutely nothing.

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No matter how many saves he nails down for the Atlanta Braves, no matter how good his surgically repaired left arm feels at the end of the season, this year is his last go-around in the majors.

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"I'm done. Yeah, I'm done," Wagner said with conviction before the Braves closed out a three-game series with the Phillies with a 7-5 win Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. "It doesn't matter how I'm pitching. This is it."

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Braves fans can still hope that he changes his mind, because right not he looks as good as any reliever in baseball, and it would be a shame to lose that.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.