As if Jamie Moyer becoming the oldest pitcher in MLB history to win a game wasn’t impressive enough, the 49-year-old lefty did so without throwing harder than 80 mph. Think about that for a second. Most above-average high school pitchers throw around that speed, if not harder. And here’s Jamie Moyer, at 49, retiring major league hitters regularly.
Well the Fort Myers Miracle, a single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, decided to have some fun with Moyer’s lack of velocity.
Think you can throw harder than Jamie Moyer? Tonight at speed pitch if you throw harder than 78 you get a free ticket to a future game.
— Fort Myers Miracle (@MiracleBaseball) April 19, 2012
Poking fun at an easy target is nothing new for the Miracle. In the past, they’ve mocked the SEC, and Jim Tressel’s scandal at Ohio State. Oh yeah, they’ve also gotten in on some Justin Bieber hazing. We definitely have to commend them for their creativity, but we must remind everyone, just because you can throw harder than Moyer doesn’t mean you can pitch in the big leagues.
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