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Jamie Moyer was offered a post-baseball job

Apr 19, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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After he became the oldest player to ever win a game the other night, Jamie Moyer said “I kind of wish I was a baseball historian.”  Well, his wish is the Hall of Fame’s command:

To that end, the Hall of Fame has offered Moyer the opportunity of a lifetime, to study in Cooperstown as part of the Museum’s Steele Internship Program, should he ever retire from the major leagues … Moyer will be eligible to join the Hall of Fame’s internship program following his retirement from the game.

The 2012 class of Frank and Peggy Steele interns, featuring 15 students from all across the country chosen from more than 500 applicants, will report to Cooperstown on May 29 to begin a comprehensive 10-week study, ranging from library and collections management to public programming and baseball research. The application deadline for each year’s class of Steele interns falls at the end of January.

I love the “should he ever retire from the major leagues” part. I mean, it’s a meritocracy, right? And he’s pitching better than Tim Lincecum right now.

(thanks to Jonny5 for the heads up)

  1. jimbo1949 - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    was is past tense, this is an ongoing offer, has been would be a better choice than was. For when he becomes a hasbeen.

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:41 PM

      shouldn’t click so fast

      edit function please

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        You still called him a has-been. Not cool.

      • jimbo1949 - Apr 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

        Reading is fundamental. So is reading comprehension.

  2. jimbo1949 - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Was is past tense, this is an ongoing offer, has been would be a more becoming choice than was. For when he becomes a hasbeen.

  3. jwbiii - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Don’t you just love it when the grammar Nazis hoist themselves on their own petards?

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:18 PM

      No, I love it when somebody wants to play the Nazi Card on a baseball blog.

      Nazi Card: refuge of petty minds.

      • jwbiii - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

        Fair enough.

        ‘Tis the sport to have the grammarian
        Hoist with his own petar; and ‘t shall go hard

  4. shaggylocks - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Pitching better than Lincecum? Hell, he’s hitting better than J.P. Arencibia.

  5. Utley's Hair - Apr 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I like that it says “…should he ever retire from the major leagues….”

  6. sportsdrenched.com - Apr 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Why does he need to study? He should get to writing down everything he knows, and make the other interns catalogue it.

  7. medialovesthecowboys - Apr 20, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    Now now settle down, ladies.

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