Sully Baseball Podcast Rewind – January 27, 2013


Baseballs Golden Oldies August 27, 1979 Art Dept credit: Sandy Huffaker – Artwork

On January 27, 2013, I remembered a classic Sports Illustrated cover about old players and remembered that Alex Rodriguez was the same age as the guys in the picture.

Enjoy this Podcast Rewind

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 27, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 27, 2013

This old Sports Illustrated cover plays a big part in today’s Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Guess what? Alex Rodriguez is one year away from being the same age as these aging players were when they graced the cover of S.I.
And they weren’t coming off of two hip surgeries.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 27, 2013

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A quick question for whomever designed this Sports Illustrated cover

Looking for a pic of Steinbrenner for another post, I stumbled across this Sports Illustrated cover from 2003.

And the premise is clear for the 2003 Baseball preview… pitching wins and George Steinbrenner has paid to make sure he has the best staff.

Pettite, Mussina and Clemens all belong. (David Wells who was also on the team just released his book and I guess was persona non grata.)

And you have Contreras and Weaver… who would turn out to be busts in New York only to lead other teams to the World Series title soon after their Yankee stay ended.

That’s all fine and good.

Remember him? The Hall of Famer in the bullpen? The lynchpin of championships?

Seriously, at no point during the photo shoot did Andy Pettite look around and say “Jeff, Jose… nice to see you. Um where the hell is Mo?”

It struck me as odd.

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