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08:25 AM ET 03.08 | Jamie Moyer continues to hold Father Time at bay. [Moyer] qualifies for his AARP card in November, but he sure didn't look like the retiring type Wednesday. In two quick innings against the Giants, the 49-year-old lefty didn't allow a run and gave up only one hit. He got a tip of the cap from San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum, who was shelled for five runs and seven hits in two innings. ... Moyer, attempting a return to baseball after almost 18 months away from the game, entered in the third inning and cut down the Giants 1-2-3. He induced three weak grounders to second. Moyer's fastball topped out at 82 mph, and he isn't throwing his cutter yet, but every pitch had a wrinkle Wednesday.

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March 8, 2012  08:53 AM ET

This guy's longevity in the game is amazing.

March 8, 2012  09:07 AM ET

I still remember him playing for the Cubs - he was never anything better than mediocre then, and I highly doubt anything has changed.

March 8, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Did he just point at the Rockies pitching roster and say, "These Guys Suck!"?

March 8, 2012  09:15 AM ET

You've got to admit -- their guy is an iron horse. He's been an above average player in four decades, and in all likelihood without the help of PEDs. You've got to admire that.

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March 8, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You've got to admit -- their guy is an iron horse. He's been an above average player in four decades, and in all likelihood without the help of PEDs. You've got to admire that.

His 82mph fastball just screams cheating, haha.

March 8, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This guy's longevity in the game is amazing.

Especially with an 82 mi per hr fast ball...

March 8, 2012  09:56 AM ET

He's an inspiration

March 8, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Especially with an 82 mi per hr fast ball...

It goes to show that location and deception are more important than speed.

March 8, 2012  10:10 AM ET

I am really pulling for Moyer. I hate it when people say somebody is too old to play. If you can still play and are better than younger options, then you should still play.

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March 8, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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You've got to admit -- their guy is an iron horse. He's been an above average player in four decades, and in all likelihood without the help of PEDs. You've got to admire that.

If he makes the team it will be an amazing story. Not only is this guy old enough to be the dad of most of the guys in the Rox rotation and has a gray beard, he also had tommy john surgery at 48 years old, and is back and looking like he has a new arm.

March 8, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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He's got an arm like Mr. Fantastic.....

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March 8, 2012  01:06 PM ET

Re: Telsonx -- I remember him being pretty good with the WS Champs Phillies a few years ago ... but then I'm older than Moyer, so my memory is suspect.

March 8, 2012  02:12 PM ET
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I still remember him playing for the Cubs - he was never anything better than mediocre then, and I highly doubt anything has changed.

It must be amazing for you, so critical and yet, never having played in the majors. What, exactly, have you done that gives you the right to besmurch someone whose probably played more years in baseball than you've been alive?

He's in the majors.

What have you done?

March 8, 2012  02:39 PM ET
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It must be amazing for you, so critical and yet, never having played in the majors. What, exactly, have you done that gives you the right to besmurch someone whose probably played more years in baseball than you've been alive?He's in the majors.What have you done?

Harsh... but on point. You saved me from the nastypost.

 
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