Yuengling- Jamie Moyer:
America's oldest brewery, MLB's oldest pitcher...natural fit. Yuengling hails from Pottsville, PA and Moyer grew up in Sellersville, PA. Yuengling is referred to by some as "Nectar of the Gods" and "Vitamin Y", as Jamie is lovingly called "Grand Pappy Moyer" or "Dude Old Enough to be my Dad". Yuengling can taste good some days if it's hot outside and it's served in an ice-cold bottle, but other times its flavor leaves much to be desired. Moyer pitches well some days when his old muscles are greased up with BenGay, but other outings his era eclipses his age...soon to be 45. Jamie is back again next season at $5.5 million, this is due to an escalating clause in his contract for innings pitched. I won't say that's a bargain, but it's not a ripoff either. He has won 19 games for the Phils in 41 starts, and last season he compiled an era of 5.01, which isn't very good, but not as bad as Gavin Eaton at least. My guess is 2008 will be Grand Pappy's curtain call after 21 seasons and 230 wins in the majors. Hopefully the Phils can send him out a champion and toast him with a bottle of Yuengling.
Celebratory Thirsty Thursday today, as both GM's are now proud dads.