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  1. This is the end? The Rockies designate Jamie Moyer for assignment

    May 30, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Miami Marlins

    We’ve had all kinds of fun with the story of the 49 year-old Jamie Moyer coming back from Tommy John surgery and actually landing a job in the major leagues. But now it seems that fun is over: Rockies designate Jamie Moyer for assignment. — Tracy Ringolsby (@ROOTSPORTS_TR) May 30, 2012 Sad jams. Moyer made…

  2. Great Moments in the Internet: How Many Altuves?

    May 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers

    I sometimes get confused with units of measurement. Yards? Feet? Meters? Hectares? Bushels? Pecks?  It’s all so mystifying! So imagine, if you will, that there is a unit of measurement that we can all agree on. Because it’s awesome.  Ladies and gentlemen: the Altuve. It’s pretty self explanatory. But, just by way of example, that…

  3. Mat Latos gives up five runs, never works from stretch

    May 27, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Reds right-hander Mat Latos had an odd outing Sunday: he allowed five homers but no other hits or walks in 7 1/3 innings in defeating the Rockies. Carlos Gonzalez hit two of the five homers off Latos, with Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also taking him deep. Fowler’s homer in the eighth knocked…

  4. The end appears near for Jamie Moyer in Colorado

    May 27, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    One wonders how much longer the Rockies will stick with Jamie Moyer after the 49-year-old left-hander gave up four homers and seven runs in five innings Sunday in a 7-5 loss to the Reds. It was the fifth time in his last six starts that Moyer failed to complete six innings. Aided by a weak…

  5. Giancarlo Stanton murdered a baseball and broke a scoreboard

    May 22, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

    Stanton home run

    I mentioned this in the recaps, but this is worth its own post: Giancarlo Stanton’s homer off Jamie Moyer last night was something to behold.  For a couple of reasons. First, it was a freaking shotgun blast. It left the bat at 122.4 miles per hour according to ESPN’s home run stats thingy. That’s the…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Marlins 7, Rockies 4: Jamie Moyer pitched in his 50th different major league park. But he may have given up his longest most hellacious homer ever. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam that went 438 feet in basically a straight line and broke the friggin’ scoreboard. Roy Hobbs stuff, there. Gave the Marlins the lead and,…

  7. Kevin Millwood notches 2,000th strikeout in beating Yankees

    May 13, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Millwood

    One could stump a lot of people with this question: who is the active leader in strikeouts among right-handed pitchers? It will soon by Roy Halladay, who stands at 1,980, but for now, Kevin Millwood is tops. The Mariners veteran fanned six Yankees in a 6-2 win Sunday, upping his career total from 1,998 to…

  8. Grumpy old men: Chipper Jones takes on Jamie Moyer

    May 6, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones was none too happy with Jamie Moyer during Saturday’s game, not after the 49-year-old left-hander accused of him of relaying signs from second base. The incident took place in the fifth inning, when Moyer stepped off the rubber and said a few words to Chipper at second base. MLB.com has the quotes: “That…

  9. Oldest living ex-major leaguer turns 101

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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    The oldest living ex-major leaguer is a Cuban by the name of Conrado Marrero. Marrero, a 5-foot-5 pitcher who played for the Washington Senators from 1950-54, turned 101 on Wednesday, and Paul Haven of the Associated Press was in Havana to document the occasion. Click here to read the story, but here are some highlights:…

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 25, 2012, 6:03 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the New York Yankees in Arlington, Texas

    Rangers 2, Yankees 0: Yu Darvish finally arrives. Eight and a third innings, ten strikeouts and a big goose egg in the runs column against the best offense in baseball. Rays 5, Angels 0: David Price: five-hit shutout. Albert Pujols: 0 for 4. He has the lowest slugging percentage of anyone in last night’s Angels…

  11. Jamie Moyer was offered a post-baseball job

    Apr 19, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    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…

  12. Throw as hard as Jamie Moyer, win free tickets

    Apr 19, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    As a follow-up to Jamie Moyer not cracking 80 miles per hour with any pitch during Tuesday’s historic victory I wondered yesterday what percentage of adult males could throw 80 mph. Opinions varied pretty wildly, but the general feeling seems to be that one percent is probably the maximum and significantly less than one percent…

  13. How many people can throw harder than Jamie Moyer?

    Apr 18, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Jamie Moyer not cracking 80 miles per hour with any of his pitches last night was noteworthy enough for me to write about it earlier today, but then I started thinking about his velocity as it relates to my own weak arm. Which brought me to this question: What percentage of adult males can throw…

  14. Jamie Moyer didn’t crack 80 miles per hour with any of his pitches last night

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Not only did Jamie Moyer beat the Padres last night, becoming the oldest pitcher in baseball history to record a victory, the 49-year-old left-hander did so without cracking even 80 miles per hour on any pitch. In allowing just two unearned runs over seven innings Moyer threw 87 pitches, 54 of them for strikes. According…

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Rangers 18, Red Sox 3: The Rangers were definitely physically and emotionally into this game. In fact, they did a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line around the basepaths. Josh Hamilton drove in five, Mike Napoli drove in four. Rockies 5, Padres 3:  Jamie Moyer wins and thus becomes the oldest pitcher to ever win a game.…

  16. At 49, Jamie Moyer becomes oldest to win a game

    Apr 17, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    After opening the season 0-2, Jamie Moyer was able to shut down the Padres on Tuesday and pick up his first victory, making him the oldest player in MLB history to win a game. At 49 years, 150 days, Moyer overtook Jack Quinn, whose last win came at 49 years, 70 days. Facing a struggling…

  17. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 13, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Colorado Rockies in their Major League Baseball game in Denver

    Giants 4, Rockies 2: Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth, silencing the Rockies bats that rocked Tim Lincecum‘s world the night before. That, and some bad defense by Dexter Fowler, prevented Jamie Moyer from becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a game. Can’t have errors behind the old guy or he’s toast.…

  18. Fact of the Day: Jamie Moyer is really old and Madison Bumgarner is really young

    Apr 12, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    At this point “Jamie Moyer is old” facts are getting a little out of control, but here’s a good one specific to today’s Rockies-Giants game. According to Elias Sports Bureau (via Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts): Moyer at 49 years old and Madison Bumgarner at 22 years old represents the largest age gap for a…

  19. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:34 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Moyer, 49, makes a pitch against Houston Astros' Schafer in the first inning of their MLB National League game in Houston

    Jamie Moyer‘s 2012 debut was less than stellar. Making his first start since the 2010 season, the 49-year-old left-hander surrendered five hits and four runs (three earned) in five innings Saturday evening against a light-hitting Astros lineup. Moyer’s control was fine — he walked just one and fanned two — but his slow-moving deliveries looked…

  20. 49-year-old Jamie Moyer could make history tonight

    Apr 7, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Jamie Moyer was one of the better stories of the spring, successfully securing a spot in the Rockies’ rotation at the age of 49 after missing the entire 2011 season following Tommy John surgery. And he has a chance to make a little history in his first start tonight against the Astros. Moyer, who is…

  21. Your inaugural Power Rankings

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

    Joe Girardi

    The only thing sillier than predictions about who wins each division several months before the season ends is judging which team is the best before any games are played.  But hey, that’s never stopped me before, so let’s have a Power Ranking, shall we? And yeah, there is that big of a gap between the…

  22. Video: Jamie Moyer on the “Today” show with Matt Lauer

    Apr 3, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Fresh off coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery to grab a spot in the Rockies’ rotation 49-year-old Jamie Moyer talked to Matt Lauer on the “Today” show:

  23. Springtime Storylines: Have Toronto Blue Jays brought in enough help for Jose Bautista?

    Apr 3, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Toronto Blue Jays

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Toronto Blue Jays. The Big Question: Have the Jays brought in enough help for Jose Bautista? Several times this…

  24. 49-year-old Jamie Moyer makes the Rockies starting rotation

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Jamie Moyer has a history of defying the odds, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this point, but Rockies’ manager Jim Tracy announced last night that the 49-year-old left-hander has won a spot in the team’s starting rotation. He’ll start the second game of the season on April 7 against the Astros. Moyer, who is…

  25. Springtime Storylines: Will the Rockies make us all look like suckers again?

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Eric Young Jr.

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Will they make us all look like suckers again? Maybe it’s just me who…

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