Coming off of the Labor Day holiday last season, the Philadelphia Phillies were up six games in the National League East and ended up coasting all the way to the World Series.
This year, they're battling Atlanta in the East and if that wasn't enough...they have to do their best to stave off the San Francisco Giants for the Wild Card.
While the Phillies would surely take all the help they could get, one member of that National League Championship team who, unfortunately, won't be able to help down the stretch this year is crafty veteran Jamie Moyer.
Thanks to my partnership with the good folks over at The Moyer Foundation, I present to you this month's "Moyer Monday".
Question: Is there a reason you chose to wear Number 50?
Moyer: No...that was just the number I was given at the start.
Question: What advice did you give to your son Dillon, who is starting college ball this year?
Moyer: First...realize that you have a great opportunity ahead, education-wise, and make the best of it. Second...this is a great opportunity for you to grow as a baseball player, to hone your skills and fine tune them. Also, enjoy playing college baseball on the west coast.
Question: Did sports technology help you with your Major League longevity?
Moyer: Video has the ability to help depending on how you use it. It can be a very beneficiary tool if used appropriately.
Question: I heard you are a big wine expert. What is one of your favorite wines or winemakers?
Moyer: I wouldn’t say I am an expert, but I enjoy dabbling and sharing. One of my favorites is Lafite Rothschild one of the five great French wine producers of the world.
Question: What is the status of your injury?
Moyer: As of today, I’ve thrown/played catch for the third time in the last five days. I feel pretty good. It’s going to be a process, but each day has been a positive move for me. My goal is to be healthy by end of the season.
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