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Jamie Moyer joins ESPN as “Baseball Tonight” analyst

Mar 30, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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Jamie Moyer hasn’t given up hope of pitching again despite being 48 years old and sidelined for this season following Tommy John elbow surgery, but in the meantime he’s taken a job as a “Baseball Tonight” analyst, ESPN announced today.

According to the press release his television debut will come tomorrow and Moyer “will provide analysis on ‘Baseball Tonight’ throughout the season.”

Moyer, who is longtime ESPN basketball analyst Digger Phelps’ son-in-law, said that he plans to use the “forum as a chance to elaborate on the art of pitching as I rehab from injury this season” and added that he “hope(s) to get back on the diamond in the future.”

  1. drunkenhooliganism - Mar 30, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Moyer has this rep as a solid guy, and it seems to be very well deserved based on his philanthropic work. But I’ve never seen anyone work so hard to avoid spending time with his family.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

      I don’t think that’s fair. He’s got a pretty good family-man rep, too. He’s also demonstrating a helluva work ethic to his kids.

      Good luck grampa. I hope you get to end your career on your own terms.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 2, 2011 at 3:11 AM

        Having Moyer on baseball tongiht is about as useful as Utley’s nutsack and Craig posting on here.Yeah a complete JOKE, these two as$clowns dont have enough brains to get out of the rain! WorthLESS!!

    • mercyflush - Mar 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

      “Moyer has this rep as a solid guy, and it seems to be very well deserved based on his philanthropic work. But I’ve never seen anyone work so hard to avoid spending time with his family.”

      one of the dumbest things i’ve read on this site in a while.

      unless it was just a poor attempt at humor.

  2. bloodysock - Mar 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    The guys goes from being the oldest player in MLB to the oldest guy on the set of Baseball Tonight.

  3. macjacmccoy - Mar 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    I dont think there could be a better guy to talk about the art of pitching. Think about it the guy has had nothing for about the last 4 years but would still get 13 ,14 wins a season. It was bc he knew the art of pitching. If guys like Lincecum or Sabathia or Lee etc. had to pitch with his arm they wouldnt make it. Not Jamie he knows how to pitch and thats why he was able to keep doing it even with a dead arm. I wouldnt doubt him being able to come back and win 10 games next year.

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