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Jamie Moyer will throw out tonight’s first pitch, though it won’t be in an official uniform as the Mariners prepare to play the Houston Astros in their home opener.
Moyer is serving in ceremonial capacity only, having been let go by the Colorado Rockies last June and then failing to catch on after playing Class AAA ball with the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays. Now he’s spending a lot of time at home in Florida and enjoying it.
“I haven’t closed that door yet,” Moyer said. “I don’t know when I would make a decision. I really haven’t put a lot of thought into it. I’m enjoying my time at home at this point. I’ve got a college senior playing baseball. A college freshman starting at Pepperdine, playing baseball. By the way, they beat U-Dub two out of three this weekend and he had the game-winning hit on Saturday in extra innings. I’m a proud dad, I was there to see it.
“I’ve got a daughter graduating from high school, going to college. Another daughter that’s going to be a junior next year. And then I have two fourth graders and two first graders. So, I’m enjoying my time. And I’ve got a garden growing. I’ve got lettuce I’m eating now and micro-gardens. I’m excited about that. I’ve got some fruit trees going in. I’ve got a puppy. So, I’m doing some things I haven’t done in a long time.”
“But I haven’t discounted potentially maybe trying to come back but I don’t forsee it happening this year.”More