Barry Zito Retires, Focuses on Songwriting

After 15 seasons, former Giants and As pitcher Barry Zito has announced his retirement from baseball and his intention to work on songwriting in Nashville.

"I don't think I want to be an artist," Zito told The Tennesseean. "My goal is not to play in front of 20,000 people in a stadium. My goal is to be at home with my family and to collaborate with great writers and make a living as a songwriter."

He wrote Monday on The Players' Tribune that he is excited to be a "rookie" in this new field and is ready for constructive criticism.

"If one day you ever happen to hear a song of mine, I hope you’ll be honest about what you think," he said. "I have been building a skill set of handling adversity for years, so fire away!"

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