Age is the art of making excuses, a subtle word that describes an exhausted, possibly lethargic mindset.
But just look to the world of sports for motivation, for inspiration from athletes who continue to defy the wrinkly label that has prevented so many elders from further prosperity.
So maybe elderly is a stretch, but with 49-year-old southpaw Jamie Moyer still going strong with his eighth team (the Rockies), we're ready to look at others who conquered their aging natures and remained dominant forces on the athletic scene.
Grey hair and chest-high trousers didn't tarnish these careers, and for that, we're here to pay our respects.
Dinner, crankiness and moth balls all before 4 p.m. Classic.