When I reported that the
For once, they weren't aimed at me.
Rhodes, who didn’t pitch professionally in 2012 and was last seen winning a World Series with the
I think the best line I saw on Twitter was from the guy who asked me if Rhodes had developed a deer-antler spitball to get hitters out. Hey, insulting and topical.
Honestly, it's very unlikely that Rhodes will receive an invitation to the Orioles’
If Rhodes did make the Orioles on Opening Day – and again, I am talking the longest of long shots – he'd be nearly 43 and a half years old (I know, most of us stopped counting halves at about age 10).
But I mention the five-plus months, because it would make him the oldest Oriole in club history, according to the team's media guide. The oldest player was 43 years and 14 days old when he played his last game for the club (and the finale of his career).
It's an exceptionally recognizable name around here. Do you have a guess?
Wrong, it wasn’t lefty reliever
The oldest Oriole was 1983 World Series MVP Rick Dempsey, who finished his 24-season career on Sept. 27, 1992, two weeks after turning 43.
Dempsey, who debuted in 1969 and therefore played in four different decades, appeared in just eight games for the Orioles in 1992 before retiring.
Rhodes would eclipse that mark, but it almost got shattered last summer by 49-year-old
There was a little movement in the top five in 2012, however.