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Jamie Moyer has a job in baseball!

Jamie Moyer is not retiring from baseball this season.

Well, sort of.

It was announced today that the 48 year old left handed pitcher has signed with ESPN to be a guest analyst for Baseball tonight.

Moyer will appear on the show periodically throughout the season to give insight and analysis, and will make his TV debut tomorrow for ESPN’s Opening Day coverage.

“It’s a new challenge and I look forward to this forum as a chance to elaborate on the art of pitching as I rehab from injury this season” said Moyer in a statement.

Personally, I love this move by ESPN. I usually don’t like when they make former athletes into analysts, but in Moyer’s case I think it’s a good fit. To me great athlete doesn’t equal good analyst (see NFL Network), or in the case of Trent Dilfer, mediocre athlete doesn’t equal great analyst.

Moyer is a well-spoken individual, and if you have heard his interviews you know he offers great insight into pitching. If Jamie can’t find a job as a pitcher with another club, I see this as great second career for a guy like Moyer.

The only problem for Moyer is Baseball tonight is usually only a half hour to full hour program. For whatever reason Moyer talks really slow and talks for a really long time (I think it’s an old person thing).

This can come into conflict when Moyer is breaking down Tim Lincecum’s pitching technique and frankly won’t shut up.

Either way, I’m pulling for you Jamie. I already hate 90% of the analysts, so hopefully you succeed, so my eyes and ears won’t bleed when watching ESPN.



3 responses to “Jamie Moyer has a job in baseball!

  1. Brian Jacobs March 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    A great addition for ESPN.

    • John Russo March 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

      I can see grandpa now…

      “Back in my day, we used to pitch up-hill in the snow barefoot. These kids today got it easy with their pitch counts, down-hill mounds and batters not on steroids anymore.”

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