It was a nice run, but one of the biggest sneakerheads in the game has called it quits. Kansas City Royals' pitcher Jeremy Guthrie officially hung up his cleats, er, sneakers today in the most awesome way possible.

Guthrie called a mock press conference and mimicked Michael Jordan's 1993 presser when he first retired from the NBA. He went so far as to recite the same phrases that MJ uttered when he walked away from the league, saying his decision to retire from sneakers was because he "reached the pinnacle of [his] career" and that he no longer had anything else to prove.

It's sad to see dude walk away, but maybe—just maybe—he'll come out of retirement one day with a simple "I'm Back" tweet.

[via Jeremy Guthrie]