That dude's confidence is now toast, because an old man in street clothes just handled him without breaking a sweat.
Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits joined pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen in a dancing session during Wednesday's batting practice, and we all learned that Rick Waits, much like your dad after a few Heinekens at a family barbecue, refuses to turn down.
How do you knock down icicles on your house? A shovel? A stick? Your hands? Those are all common and effective methods. One old man in Illinois went with his gun instead.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino should probably just stop talking about sports in public.
Jason Giambi brought the Cleveland Indians one game closer to a postseason berth by hitting a pinch-hit walkoff two-run homer against the White Sox tonight. Yes, the 42-year-old Giambi is still in the MLB, and he can still occasionally destroy pitches.
Well, it was bound to happen. Fauja Singh, the old guy who is too old to prove how old he is, announced he will be retiring from running marathons. It's worth mentioning again, though, that he is almost 102 years old and still actively running marathons. Next month's Hong Kong Marathon on February 24, however, will…
Not only did Moyer make the rotation, he is slotted to be the second starter behind Jeremy Guthrie. He is 49 years old and will become the oldest pitcher to win a game in the Major Leagues. Notes the Denver Post:
As you can see, ex-CFL stars Kapp and Mosca came to blows during an alumni luncheon during Grey Cup Weekend. The scuffle occurred when, for some reason, highlights were shown from a championship game where
Mosca made a controversial hit on Mosca's Kapp's teammate, Willie Fleming, forcing him out of the game.…
Confused Mayor Thomas Menino reminiscences about some of Beantown's "ionic" sports moments: "Havlicek stole the ball, Fisk waiving the ball fair, Flutie launching the Hail Mary pass, Varitek splitting the uprights." No mention of Antoine Walker's bloody shoulder pads? [Globe]
Tommy Glavine was all set to make his major league debut this season, after fully rehabbing from offseason surgery and throwing 11 straight shutout innings in the minors—right before the Braves said, "Thanks, but no thanks."
We enjoyed this piece asking old basketball players to return to the NBA. Hello, Jud Buechler! [ESPN]
Nothing in sports makes us feel older than when an athlete retires; often, we remember when they first came into the league, and realize that an entire career has passed while we slowly lurched closer to death. It's an uplifting feeling.