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Here’s what’s in today’s edition of (Not Quite) Daily Dotes:
People Who Jamie Moyer Is Older Than
Thanks to this article, which was posted to the message board of one of my fantasy leagues by the league’s commissioner, I spent too much time this morning looking at celebrity birthdays to see who Jamie Moyer is older than now. For the purposes of creating a list that wouldn’t drive us all insane, I limited myself to people born in 1963 (Moyer was born 11/18/1962) and I mostly stuck to pro athletes who played in the United States, with a sprinkling others for context.
Jamie Moyer, probably to be played by Chris Cooper in MLB: The Movie.
It was fascinating to see how many baseball players especially that had fallen out of my ready frame of reference — i.e. that I consider relics of a previous era in MLB/pro sports — of whom Jamie Moyer was a contemporary. Here’s a short list of people who Moyer is older than:
Brian Harvey, NL umpire
George Michael (of Wham)
Kevin Youkilis Wears Big League Chew Shirt
D’Backs “Unveil” Rotation
It wasn’t a matter of which five pitchers the Diamondbacks will use in their starting rotation that was somewhat surprising but rather the order that manager Kirk Gibson announced on Monday morning.
Is it so hard to believe that Josh Collmenter, who had a better ERA and FIP than both Trevor Cahill and Joe Saunders in 2011, is going to start the third game of the season ahead of his rotation mates? So much a surprise, in fact, that it constitutes and unveiling?
D’Backs manager, Kirk Gibson, noted that the decision was mostly made by looking at “the peripherals,” so there’s that.