John Rocker has been released, and to add insult to injury, it was by the Texas Rangers. Texas was his third organization in two years. It seems unlikely that anyone will pick him up. It is less than three years since his infamous remarks to CNN.
I can't help hearkening back to the prescient statements made by his pitching coach Leo Mazzone at the time of the article:
Baseball's a very humbling game. The first thing I think about is after I hear about this, he's going to go out and blow himself out. One of his teammates might punch him out. Something's going to go wrong now with his career. And you watch it, it'll end up going straight down the tubes.