The ticking clock was more of a ticking time bomb for Howard. He knows all the talk about the Phillies getting too old to compete. He doesn’t buy it.
“First, I want to address this old thing because that’s all I keep hearing — people talking about older and older and older and older,” Howard said. “There (was) a guy in this league — Jamie Moyer — I’m sure people told him he was old and this and that, but Jamie Moyer would go out every year and show people that he can play and he can get it done.
“I don’t buy into the old thing. It’s all about how young you feel inside and how well you take care of yourself. Everybody in this clubhouse goes out and works their butt off … If people want to call us old, that’s fine. But I think going out there this year we’re going to show people that we’re not old.”
... “You can look at the clock if you want,” Howard said, “but we’re focused on playing baseball. Talk about this and talk about that, but all we have to do is take it day by day and at the end of the season (and) hopefully we reign supreme and we can bring that clock thing back up and you can tell me what time it is.
“Call us old if you want to, if you want to sweep us under the rug … just don’t be surprised.”
Posted: February 15, 2013 at 09:32 AM | 16 comment(s)
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