Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City
By JEFFREY FLANAGAN  |  Last updated 7/25/13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the end, George Brett knew he couldn't turn back time, he couldn't be 25 again, and he couldn't fall in love once more with the major-league lifestyle he once so cherished. Brett stepped down from his interim position as the Royals hitting coach Thursday, a move that may have surprised some, but not those who know him or are close to him. That youthful enthusiasm Brett displayed when he took the job in May eventually lost out to a 60-year-old's reason. Not that Brett is ancient by any means, and not that the game has passed him by -- just the opposite, in fact, as evidenced by Brett's successful tutoring of the Royals' poster boys for the future, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. But in Brett's mind, baseball is a younger man's game, and its lifestyle is a younger man's dream. And while Brett was grateful to have one final fling with both, he is even more grateful now for that normal life he had prior to May. Keep in mind, though, that Brett isn't viewing...
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