Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jamie Moyer hasn't ruled out pitching again

Even after spending 25 years in the majors, former longtime Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer still hasn't officially retired. Moyer was in Seattle to throw out the ceremonial first pitch against the Houston Astros Monday night and told reporters that he still hasn't ruled out trying to pitch again. Even at the age of 50.

“I haven’t closed that door yet,” Moyer said. “I don’t know when I would make a decision. I really haven’t put a lot of thought into it. I’m enjoying my time at home at this point. I’ve got  a college senior playing baseball. A college freshman starting at Pepperdine, playing baseball. By the way, they beat U-Dub two out of three this weekend and he had the game-winning hit on Saturday in extra innings. I’m a proud dad, I was there to see it.

“I’ve got a daughter graduating from high school, going to college. Another daughter that’s going to be a junior next year. And then I have two fourth graders and two first graders. So, I’m enjoying my time. And I’ve got a garden growing. I’ve got lettuce I’m eating now and micro-gardens. I’m excited about that. I’ve got some fruit trees going in. I’ve got a puppy. So, I’m doing some things I haven’t done in a long time.”

“But I haven’t discounted potentially maybe trying to come back but I don’t forsee it happening this year.”

Moyer must really love the game or he wouldn't bring up the possibility. I don't think it'll happen but he's a lefty and as long as he could be efficient in a short span of a game someone might sign him. Besides who am I to tell him that he shouldn't do it.

I just think it's a player that move on but if he feels he can still contribute to some team, why not give him a chance to prove it. Just because he's 50 doesn't mean he can't help anyone.

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