Walters: A Void For Ex-Twin Rick Stelmaszek
A melancholy story by Charley Walters, who talks to Rick Stelmaszek. Stelmaszek was fired as bullpen coach after last season and is not in Fort Myers this year.
Will the former baseball lifer be able to handle being away from the game?
"So far I have," Stelmaszek said. "People have called. I'm getting nice calls. But it's definitely a void -- this is the only thing I've done since high school. The flip side of it is that I've had a good run, so I've got no complaints. I'm not going to cry in my beer about what happened. That's just the way the business works. I look at the bright side."
Stelmaszek probably would have continued in baseball if he had the chance.
"But the phone wasn't ringing off the hook," he said.