Re: Larkin: Cancel My Retirement Ceremony
Nolan Ryan was an all-star at 42. At age 44, he logged 157.1 innings with a 3.79 ERA.
At age 42, Rickey Henderson's wheels were still good enough to swipe 25 bags in 32 attempts.
At age 40, Randy Johnson is leading the majors with 139 Ks. Roger Clemens, who turns 42 in less than a month, is 4th with 113 punchouts.
Occasionally, someone comes along & breaks the mold. Barry is one of those rare birds.
And without any heir apparent in the system, he's as good an option as any other to trot out to short on Opening Day 2005.
I say keep on keepin on.