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Just when the jokes about the Yankees being old were, themselves, getting old, the New Yorker has tipped its cap in the best way of all.

The iconic magazine has immortalized the Yankees’ spring plight on one of its painted covers. The faces this time are of the Yankees’ aging core, with Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and Mark Teixeira appearing with varying forms of casts, crutches, walkers and a wheelchair.

The artist, Mark Ulriksen, said he wasn’t much of a Yankees fan but knew enough about the sport to realize that it’s not good that the Yankees’ most recognizable faces aren’t quite so young.

“I’m not a Yankees fan per se,” he told the magazine while explaining his painting, called “Hitting Forty,” “but I’m a New Yorker at heart, and I can say that the Yankees are sure old and beat up. In this lineup I put together, I added the ages of all the players and found the average was 40. And 40 in baseball is old.”

Yes it is, Mark.

Photo via Twitter/KatzM

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