What's the big deal? This happens often. Every 600 years or so.
The Pope announced his abdication today. He's hanging up his cleats. Choosing not to do what Willie Mays did. Play one more year than he should have.
The Pope is 85. Says he doesn't have the energy to do what needs to be done. Travel to Lima? Mexico City? Belfast? He doesn't think so.
I'm decades younger. And there are days when I don't have the energy to drive to Wal-Mart, which isn't exactly a ten hour plane trip away.
Good for the Pope. His decision was wise. And I also give him credit for not saying, " I want to spend more time with my family."