My friend Paul, who you might remember is both a Mets fan and a dick (it’s a chicken or the egg thing), sent me this email regarding the Phillies-Mets match up a few minutes ago:
I’m not sure if you’ve taken notice, but tonight’s Phils-Mets match up will eature two starting pitchers with a combined age of 85. Not since Satchel Paige faced Richard “The Dapper Dick” Peckinpaugh in the 1953 season have two pitchers this old taken the mound in the same game for opposing sides.
Between Glavine and Moyer, they have over 40 years of big league experience. This is the first time that they have ever faced off.
And please don’t bother looking up “The Dapper Dick” in any baseball book/website.
An interesting bit of trivia, that. In this age of steroids and HGH, players peaking in their late 30s isn’t unusual (See Bonds, Clemens, etc.). But I think it’s safe to say that neither of tonight’s pitchers (especially Jamie Moyer) is juicing. They’re just freaks. And darn good pitchers. Should be a good game.