The Orioles are making headlines again today as they signed 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer to a deal. Moyer, who is the oldest starting pitcher to win a game in major league history, was 2-5 with a 5.70 earned run average in 10 appearances for the Rockies this year. Moyer actually pitched for the Orioles back in 1993 (I was 4) until 1995 and he was pretty solid but if you hadn’t noticed, times have changed since then. He is set to go to Norfolk to pitch and will make his first start for the Tides on Saturday. I imagine he won’t be down there long as a 49-year-old probably doesn’t want to spend too much time in the minors driving around in buses with 20 some year old kids so I wouldn’t be surprised if the O’s called him up soon to see what he’s got left (if anything). I don’t have much of an opinion either way on this other than that its kind of cool to have the oldest player in the league by far on our team. If he pitches well he could become a great story and it’s always good to have one of those on your side. In reality though I doubt he will make much of a contribution to the O’s, I’m sure they’ll give him a couple of chances to start or come out of the bullpen and see what he can offer us and there is a chance he can provide some sort of depth. Basically though I am of the mindset that it’s a pretty cool story but I don’t expect anything from him and anything we do get is icing on the cake. If he doesn’t perform well though, I just hope the O’s don’t hang onto him too long to let him show his stuff because we need every win we can get.