The baseball gods can be cruel, but they’ve got nothing on Father Time.
That crotchety old you-know-what rarely allows for ballplayers to age like fine wines, and he’s particularly unfair to pitchers. One day a pitcher will be fine and the next—BAM!—he’ll be over the hill. No more velocity, no more stuff, no more guile, no more nothing.
There are a few hurlers around the league who can vouch, notably four guys who ply their trade in Boston, Toronto, Washington D.C and San Francisco.
Or, at least, myself and B/R Pop Culture Lead Writer Gabe Zaldivar will vouch for them, as they made the cut for our chit-chat about pitchers who just aren’t what they used to be. As they usually are, our ramblings were caught on video.
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