June 04, 2009

David Ortiz's Decline: Not PEDs, but Age: Bill Simmons asserts that Big Papi's decline is due to age, and that he is older than the Red Sox media guide lists (4 years older).

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 03:50 PM - 6 comments

If an athlete lied about his age, wouldn't that make it possible to throw his contract out? For vets like Ortiz, one of the big factors in these multi-year deals is the age of the player.

posted by rcade at 07:08 PM on June 04, 2009

I don't see why not. 4 years is a pretty big difference in professional sports. I wonder how deep that rabbit hole would go?

posted by BoKnows at 07:15 PM on June 04, 2009

At least his horrible slump hasn't affected his defense.

posted by dyams at 08:02 PM on June 04, 2009

dyams: 1 sportsfilter: 0

posted by Joey Michaels at 11:24 PM on June 04, 2009

A man may steal my chickens, and a man may steal my wife.

But no man can steal my age.


posted by owlhouse at 01:12 AM on June 05, 2009

oh lets throw the poor guy a pity party!!!1

posted by hammertime at 03:16 PM on June 19, 2009

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