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As Jamie Moyer turns 50 on Sunday, there are bound to be plenty of "dude is so old" posts out there on the internets.So, with that in mind, I'm going to keep this one brief. Moyer is so old he's the only active Major Leaguer who can tell you where he was when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He's also so old that he's pitched in 50 different big league ballparks...and of the current parks, all but six were constructed after Moyer made his debut in 1986.Lastly, he's so old that when his Colorado Rockies dropped the San Diego Padres last April 17, the lefty became the oldest player ever to record a big league victory.And now, sitting just 31 wins from 300, Moyer has no plans to give up pitching. "I'm not retired, I'm not retired. I'm just kind of laying in the weeds and just trying to figure out what's going on," Moyer said this past July after being released by the Baltimore Orioles. "I'm just going to step back after the season and assess what's going on."Alright, I took you on this brief trip down memory lane solely to get to this. Two weeks ago, the ageless pitcher was treated to a surprise celebratory "Roast and Toast" during the Moyer Foundation's annual Celebrity Golf Outing. Among the birthday well wishers...former teammates John Olerud, Edgar Martinez, Jim Sundberg and, believe it or not, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. But if this clip is any indication, Ryan needs to stick to being a bitter old Texan...and lose the comedy routine.
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If you hadn't already heard, Jamie Moyer turned 50 on Sunday and, naturally, the internets are a buzz with some fun facts about the lefty. For example, should Moyer make an appearance in 2013, he'd join Satchel Paige and Jack Quinn as the only pitchers to ever appear in the bigs after their 50th birthday. And since Quinn's last appearance was just six days after...
Melky Cabrera cheated last season. He cheated Major League Baseball. He cheated the San Francisco Giants. He cheated the fans. He cheated everyone, and he got caught. But anyone who ever said that cheaters never prosper must have not been familiar with professional sports. After being suspended for 50 games and basically left for not by the Giants, Cabrera is about to sign a two...
In somewhat of a surprise move, the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16M deal. Now finished with his 50-game suspension for PED use, questions remain about his performance going forward, but it's skill related stats -- not questions about strenght/endurance -- that keep me optimistic.
Melky Cabrera - OF - TOR
2013 Age: 28...
The Toronto Blue Jays are stacking up for the upcoming season. Today it was reported that the Jays signed free-agent OF Melky Cabrera, who was suspended on August 15 for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug rules, to a two-year deal worth $16 million.
Just a few days after the Blue Jays pulled off a mega-trade with the Miami Marlins, which sent P Josh Johnson, P Mark Buehrle...
Following the latest Miami Marlins fire sale that will send Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck and Emilio Bonfacio to the Toronto Blue Jays in yet another despicable move by team owner Jeffrey Loria, a couple of the players are speaking out and saying that management lied to them. Reyes and Beuhrle are saying that the Marlins gave them verbal guarantees that they would...
Okay Mets fans; what is your lasting memory of former shortstop Jose Reyes? For me, a lifelong Mets fan who has been with the team through good and bad (mostly bad), mine is his final game in Queens.
With a batting title in his grasp, Reyes laid down arguably the best bunt of his career to date and beat it out for a single. The hit raised his batting average to .337 and gave...
The Toronto Blue Jays added a pair of frontline starting
pitchers, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, in their blockbuster trade with the
Miami Marlins this week, but the team still want one more starter, reports Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
On #BlueJays: Anything is possible, but team did not get J. Johnson to flip him. Reality is, Jays still need - and want - one more starter...
The Toronto Blue Jays have narrowed their managerial search down to Jim Tracy and Jim Riggleman, ESPN.com reported Saturday. The job opened up when John Farrell left to be the Boston Red Sox's new manager a month ago. Tracy resigned as Colorado Rockies' manager in October after the club finished 64-98. Riggleman has been managing the Cincinnati Reds' Class AA affiliate...
Days after trading star shortstop Jose Reyes and standout pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for a slew of prospects, the city of Miami remains wrongly outraged at Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria for conducting yet … Continue reading →
According to ESPN Deportes, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed steroid user Melky Cabrera to a 2-year, $16 million contract. Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last season for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, batted .346 before his season came to an end. The concern now is now that he is moving north of [...]
There is nothing wrong with Belgians. Belgians are the best.
Where are the locked out NHLers playing? HINT: Not the NHL.
Mark Buehrle is on the way to Toronto. Can’t bring his dogs, though.
The word “stunning” is used quite frequently in international soccer.
Nothing today. Makes you miss baseball, doesn’t it?