Age and cunning will overcome youth and strength every time

There's hope for us old fogeys yet, even in the wide world of sports:

Jamie Moyer made history last night. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and the Rockies held on for a 5-3 win over the Padres.
 
“I didn’t think about this day because I thought it would be unfair to my teammates and the game,” said Moyer. “To me it was more important that I won for this team.”
 
Moyer was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Moyer made his MLB debut with the Cubs on June 16, 1986.
 
“I can’t even imagine playing that long,” Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said. “It’s amazing.”
 
Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits and two runs. Not a single pitch exceeded 80 mph. Before Moyer’s gem the oldest pitcher to win a game in the majors was Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers on Sept. 13, 1932, when he was 49 years, 70 days old, 80 days younget than Moyer...
A couple of weeks ago, Moyer said, "When I got on the [team] plane last night...I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I feel like we're on a field trip and I'm watching over the kids."
 
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