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July 6, 2010

Twitter Tuesday: The Moyer Foundation

There's a couple of things going on with today's Twitter Tuesday.

One...I want to bring to light the continued efforts of The Moyer Foundation (you can follow them at @moyerfoundation). In 2000, big league pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen established their foundation with one offer encouragement, comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound emotional, physical or financial distress and provide opportunities for enhancing overall wellness, stability and quality of life.

Please, support and follow them...they're good people.

Second...they've graciously allowed me to re-post their monthly "Moyer Monday" features. Honestly, given the success The Hall has had with "Matt's Mailbag" and "Friday 5", the partnership makes plenty of sense.

So here we go! You asked...he answered.

Question: Who would you say was your biggest inspiration and motivation as a child/teen?

Moyer: Probably my Dad, I looked up to him and what he did, who he was.

Question: Jamie, what is your favorite baseball movie and why?

Moyer: The Natural. I just liked the way they depicted the game of baseball, enjoyed watching and trying to understand his successes and failures - the way they depicted Wonderboy and the role the bat played in the movie - as if it was almost a main character.

Question: Jamie, what catcher, past or present has helped you the most and what was it about them that worked for you?

Moyer: Danny Wilson when we worked together with the Mariners in Seattle. He understood catching and the relationship between pitcher and catcher and he understood my style. He caught me a great deal, we worked well together.

Question: Who is the best hitter or hitters that you have faced as a pitcher?

Moyer: Bernie Williams, Mike Schmidt are just a few that gave me a lot of problems.

Question: What do you do to keep in such good shape, like special diets, routines, exercises, etc?

Moyer: No special diets, stay consistent to my work regimen, as I've learned over the last few years that recovery is just as important as working out itself.

To learn more about The Moyer Foundation or make a donation to support one of their programs, please visit them online at The Moyer Foundation.

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