Thoughts on Kingdom, Church, and Grace from an American living in Hong Kong

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jamie Moyers: 50 is the new 30

Followers of Beyond the Pale know that I LOVE baseball.  Even though I've been focusing on Christian teaching themes the last few posts, I don't think I'm straying to far by including a baseball related topic.
Especially since baseball is the National sport of the Kingdom of Heaven and like the old Pentecostal preachers used to say, "If you don't like it down here, you won't like it up there."  ;)

Anyhow a big shout out to Jamie Moyers who yesterday pitched a 3-2 winning game for my Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres.

"So", you ask, " whats the big deal?  Baseball pitchers will have 10 - 20 wins in a season.  Pitchers win games every day."

The big deal is that Jamie Moyers is a major league pitcher who is a half a year away from turning 50!

That's right, Jamie Moyers is 49 years 152 days old which breaks the previous oldest winning pitchers age from a Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who in 1932 was 49 years and 70 days old.

 For someone who follows baseball I think it is simply amazing that a man who is 50 years old for all intents and purposes was able to throw balls with enough punch to pitch 7 innings against guys half his age.

The last batter he faced was born 3 years after Moyer entered the Major Leagues.

Recently here in Hong Kong there has been a lot of talk about the government repealing its mandatory retirement age for public sector workers at the age of 60.

Retiring at 60?  Jamie Moyers outstanding performance shows that 60 is the new 40 and 50 is the new 30.


Bob said...

Amen and Hallelujah! I've been praying that God would move in your heart so that you would once again return to the topic of baseball! Just when I was beginning to doubt Him . . . :-)

Moyers is incredible; what a legacy he will leave. Even if he DOES play for the Rockies!!!!!

Steve H. said...

See Bob, prayer moves hearts....