One of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time is learning to ski

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 13, 2010 11:58 am

He is known as “The Big Unit,” and throughout his 22-year Major League baseball career, Randy Johnson won 303 games and struck out 4,875 batters.  Johnson announced his retirement this past January, and he showed up in Seattle yesterday for Opening Day.  Johnson was a member of the Seattle Mariners for nine seasons, and will is almost a certainty to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Now that he’s retired, he’s home for dinner, coaches his son’s 8th grade team, and he’s even learned how to ski.  Apparently it’s not going well for the hurler, as, on a recent trip to the mountain, he was passed by 4- and 5-year olds.  To make matters worse, there were video cameras rolling behind him, which caught the 6-foot-10 pitcher’s “yard sale,” where he lost his ski and numerous clothing items.  Here at TSC, we have faith in Johnson, and with some practice, we’re sure that he’ll be good on the slopes in no time!