Saturday, October 25, 2008

You gotta love this guy

I'll be rooting for Jamie Moyer when (if) he takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series Game 3. For those of you who don't know Moyer he is 45 years old and throws that ball with a velocity that might touch 86mph at times, but rarely. He's wise, cagey and what I like best, humble. He was with the Mariners for many years and I loved watching him play.
Watching Moyer was/is what is beautiful about baseball. He's patient on the mound, he's in control, never backs down and does all the little things he can to help the team. After many years with the Mariners he knew that spending his last years on a rebuilding team was not the best choice. He left for Philly and has helped them a lot it appears. He finally gets his chance to play in the World Series. I hope he goes out there and buries the Rays in 75mph fastballs!

Read this article from ESPN to learn more.

There are a lot of things wrong with pro sports. I agree with ESPN that every pro athlete should sit down with Moyer for 10 minutes to learn what it means to be humble and great.

Go Moyer.

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