Tuesday, April 10, 2012
MOYER TURNS THE PAIGE.
MOYER TURNS THE PAIGE. Jamie Moyer made history this month as the oldest opening day starting pitcher in a major league ballgame. The 49-year-old took the mound for the Colorado Rockies in a rare feat of longevity and curiosity, considering his 80 mph fastball resembles most pitchers’ change-up. Like Satchel Paige, who nearly a half-century earlier pitched three innings for the Kansas City A’s at 59, Moyer’s actions speak louder than words. No doubt he would agree with Paige’s advice, “Don’t look back. Something may be gaining on you.” (photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)