Earlier this summer, speculation arose that Oregon State Baseball head coach Pat Casey may be stepping down following his third national championship with OSU. At the time, many, including D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers, doubted the story and eventually refuted it.
Spoke to a source with knowledge of the situation at @BeaverBaseball. Any report of Pat Casey potentially retiring right now is inaccurate. Casey’s retirement is not imminent. Go on with your Saturday, college baseball fans.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) July 7, 2018
On Thursday morning, however, Oregon State announced that a major announcement on a “sensitive topic” would be coming later in the day.
There is a press conference at Oregon State this afternoon on "sensitive topic". We will be on site & update accordingly— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) September 6, 2018
Shortly after that announcement, Rogers tweeted out a story in which he stated D1Baseball’s sources have told him that Pat Casey will be hanging it up at age 59.
BREAKING: I’ve learned that @BeaverBaseball HC Pat Casey will announce his retirement from the #Beavs program later today.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) September 6, 2018
My story: https://t.co/uWwxkx9qyi pic.twitter.com/13Fz1RpUys
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Rumors swirled earlier this summer that Casey, 59, was considering retirement, but he insisted at that time he was going nowhere. But the long-time Beavers skipper had a change of heart and is calling it a career with the Beavers.”
An official announcement is set for 1:30 PM. We’ll be updating with more posts throughout the day as this story develops.
OSU didn’t confirm or deny when I reached out for confirmation. Official announcement to come at 1:30pm. https://t.co/cseFg0SFJR— Travis Teich (@TravisTeichSpx) September 6, 2018