The balls don't get congratulated enough in baseball.
Picture Troy Tulowitzki Mohawk
Who wouldn't go to this extreme for an oft-injured shortstop?
Picture Todd Helton Mugshot
At least have the courtesy to wake him up before taking his picture.
It would be even hotter if it wasn't overcast.
"I've seen older guys who get sports cars, or get a toupee or cheat on their wives with some girl in her 20s," said Ken Morrow, who lives three houses down from Moyer. "But getting a major league win? That's way over the top."
Jerry Etters, another one of Moyer's neighbors, says Moyer is all the talk of the neighborhood right now, but that will all die down soon.
"I don't want to mention any names, but a couple of years ago we had a guy here in our neighborhood, late 40s, who ran a half-marathon," said Etters. "Well, that impressed a lot of people, especially the other wives who were all like: 'Why don't you get in shape like that?' But not two months later, he hurt his knee running and had to get surgery. Then who looked stupid? This thing with Moyer is no different."
That will stop a lot of traffic.
2. the Internet
3. the cassette tape
4. acrylic paint
6. the compact disk
9. video games
10. the silicone breast implant
"I love baseball and I want to do it for as long as I can," says Moyer.
Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd is hoping to fulfill Moyer's wish.
"Baseball isn't just about wins and losses," says O'Dowd. "You can also help people and make dreams come true. If we can give Jamie the opportunity to die on the mound, I would be incredibly proud of that."
Moyer believes he still has several years to live, but admits that there's no way to really know.
"I'm definitely not young anymore. I have lived most of my life," he said. "Some people love golf or music or sex and want to go doing one of those. I love baseball. That's how I want to go. I'd like to stick around in this world as long as I can, but sure if I get some guy on the Astros to ground out in our season opener, the urge to just let myself pass may be too great to resist."
Troy Tulowitzki will pass Pete Rose in no time at this pace.
In Denver, he's that much closer to heaven.