Monday, April 16, 2012

Jamie Moyer

Sent: 4/6/12
Received: 4/16/12
Time: 10 Days
Address: c/o Colorado Rockies
Item Sent: 1986 ProCards Pittsfield Cubs
Item Received: 1986 ProCards Pittsfield Cubs, signed in black Sharpie.

Jamie Moyer is back in the big leagues at the age of 49.  A non-roster invitee to spring training by the Colorado Rockies this year, after missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery, Moyer won the fifth and final spot in the Rockies rotation.  If he picks up a win, he will become the oldest pitcher in major league history to do so.  If he's remotely effective this year, he'll probably get a shot with somebody next season to pitch at the age of 50.  Unbelievable.  I've had this Pittsfield Cubs card of him since shortly after it was issued 26 years ago, which was the same season I watched him pitch as a Chicago Cubs rookie on WGN telecasts.  Baseball won't be the same when and if Jamie Moyer ever retires!

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