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Randy Wolf took the whole “getting fired on your birthday” thing pretty well

Aug 22, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

Randy Wolf AP

I’m sure having $70 million in career earnings and a guaranteed $10 million contract for this season helped Randy Wolf get over being fired on his birthday, but even still the veteran left-hander showed a lot of class after the Brewers released him this morning:

I’ve known about it. I think the way the organization has treated me through this has been outstanding. They just wanted to give me a heads up. I think how much respect they showed me through this process was pretty amazing. I just wanted to thank them for everything. It’s really unfortunate that this year was the way it was, and there’s nobody more disappointed about it than I am.

Not surprisingly the local Milwaukee media was very fond of dealing with Wolf for the past three years.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Aug 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I like Wolf. He’s a good guy and was actually pretty decent in his first 2 seasons in Milwaukee. The problem with Randy is when he’s bad he’s really really bad. As bad as he was sometimes he always stood there and aswered the questions like a pro afterwards. For that and the fact that he seems like a genuine nice guy, he has my respect.

  2. packerbackerg - Aug 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Awww mannn,

    Hey Randy, thanks so much for being a class act. Just the kind of guy Milwaukee should have. I am sorry to hear the news and sorry the season has gone the way it has too. Good luck to you and your family wherever you end up. Hate to see you go.

  3. Walk - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Bit of a face palm moment for me. Wonder if it went something like this?
    “Hey skip it is my birthday can i get a day?’

    “Sure randy. You know what, take rest of the year, see you in spring training some where.”

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