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You can still follow Seth McClung on Twitter at 73_mc.

Seth McClung's farewell tweet


Though the official deadline for the Brewers to tender contracts to unsigned players is at 10:59 p.m. tonight, popular relief pitcher Seth McClung is already saying goodbye to fans.

In an extended Twitter post, McClung wrote:

"Thank you Milwaukee brewers fans. You guys were outstanding. Thank you Doug Melvin and Gord Ash for bringing me over and giving me a chance.

Thank you Mike Maddux, Bill Castro, Ned Yost and Dale Sevum for giving me the ball and helping me grow as a player. Eddie, Stan, Bossie, you all were great too. Thank you to my brewer team mates, you guys were awesome to play with and travel with. I have made some lasting friendships with many of you and you mean the world to me. Thanks to a wonderful training staff and clubhouse staff. I would also like to thank our owner Mark Attanasio, you and your club are first class all the way. Thank you again for being good not only to me but my family as well.

I will always have great memories of my time in Milwaukee. It was not my choice to leave. I hope you saw how much I cared through my on field performance. I want you all to know I played hard and always wanted to win. I was honnered to be a big part of the 08 team that made the play offs. I had a great year, starting in the middle of the season and then pitching out of the pen. My favorite memorey to date is finishing the game late September vs the cubs. Again thank you Milwaukee I was honnered to be a brewer."

Last season, McClung posted a 4.94 ERA in 41 games, but missed two months with a sprained right elbow. He made three appearances at the end of the season.


Talkbacks

viewfromnyave | Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:05 a.m. (report)

A stand up good bye from a stand up guy. I was at that Cubs game down the stretch a couple years back when McClung came out of the pen, shut down the Cubs and set the scene for the comeback win and eventual playoff spot. That game will stand as one of my all time favorite Brewers memories. If nothing else, thanks for that memory Seth. Best of luck wherever you end up, you have a fanbase at our home!

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dukefame | Dec. 12, 2009 at 3:57 p.m. (report)

McClung was a top notch guy. After all the games I went to last year with my kids (about 6), he was the only player to stop and sign autographs over the fence by the players parking lot. He would sign every ball or piece of paper that was thrust through the iron fence. Outside of Suppan and Hart, the rest of the players either ignored the fans, simply waved or signed one or two and said they had to run...It's a shame more the Brewers don't take 10 extra minutes to do what McClung did.

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Broner | Dec. 12, 2009 at 12:06 p.m. (report)

I don't know why they don't keep him. His '09 stats weren't great but he battled injuries. Plus, how many guys actually want to be here and aren't just collecting a check? You know the effort you get out of guys like him aren't just for the next payday. He actually loves playing the game. Too bad more aren't like him.

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booboo16 | Dec. 12, 2009 at 11:17 a.m. (report)

Classy guy! Thank you, Seth, for all of your hard work and determination while with the Brewers. All the best to you and your family as you move on to the next stop in life.

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Midwest | Dec. 12, 2009 at 11:03 a.m. (report)

It's hard not to like Seth McClung. I'm not entirely sure who "Seth McClug" is though.

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