Game Over: Eric Gagne is France’s pitching coach in World Baseball Classic

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Barry Larkin has signed on to be Brazil’s manager for the World Baseball Classic and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has news of another big name taking a WBC gig:

Eric Gagne will be France’s pitching coach (he’s a French-Canadian from Montreal).

My first reaction was to be amused, but that only lasted a few seconds before I thought, “Wow, I’m old.”

Gagne debuted in 1999, won the Cy Young award in 2003, and last pitched in 2008 for the Brewers. He’s now 37.

I’m looking forward to a whole pitching staff throwing Vulcan changeups.