He is trying to make it back into the bigs as a member of the Colorado Rockies pitching staff at the tender age of 49. ESPN reporter Jim Caple wrote a great piece, 49 Things You Should Know About Jamie Moyer. If you haven't read it, I suggest you do.
My favorites, 28-30:
29. His changeups have been clocked in the mid-60s. A player once described Moyer's repertoire as "throwing feathers'' while Colorado's Jason Giambi says, "You don't think the ball can stay in the air that long.''
30. Not surprisingly, Moyer thinks there is too much reliance on radar gun readings. "I'm not saying it's inaccurate, but I wonder if it is. I think a lot of that is for fans.'
After Tim Wakefield retired this year I thought there was no way I could make it. My thinking went how hard could it be to develop a knuckle ball? It does not take a tremendous amount of arm strength. Perhaps the greatest trait one would have to possess would be stamina and self-confidence. I think I have enough of those to toss in MLB. But he retired. My hopes sank. But if Moyer makes the Rockies, so too does my dream! I can throw 82, and I'm pretty sure my breaking and off speed pitches rarely go above the mid 60s.
Come on Jamie!
And if Johnny Bench ever makes the Senior PGA, oh brother.