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Iditarod Winner Joins Ranks of 50+ Sports Champions

Posted on 03/14/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayOn March 12, 53-year-old Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner of the Iditarod Trail Dog Race in the event’s history, completing the arduous 1,000-mile dog-sled competition in nine days, seven hours and 39 minutes. Seavey won a $50,000 cash prize and a new pickup truck, in addition to securing a spot on the corner of the sports pantheon reserved for 50-and-older champions. Here are a few other members of that exclusive club: Sam Snead. The golf legend became the oldest ever …

Senior Olympics Recruiting for 2013 Games

Posted on 08/7/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAs the Summer 2012 Olympics in London continue to draw the world’s attention, Mike Sophia is already focused on summer 2013. That’s when the National Senior Games — aka the “Senior Olympics” — will take place, and Sophia is already lining up older athletes to compete in what he expects to be a record-breaking event.

Trove of Rare Baseball Cards Brings Back Sweet Memories

Posted on 07/11/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeWell, that settles it. No mom will ever be able to throw away her kid’s baseball card collection again. I mean, how could she — after the news broke yesterday of a trove of rare cards, from the early 20th century and found in an Ohio attic, that could fetch up to $3 million? The news reports brought back memories of what I, and every kid I knew, said when we moved out of our parents’ house after high school: …

Bill Murray, Baseball’s Best Boss

Posted on 06/20/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis cheered us up. Bill Murray just sounds like so much fun. 

100 Years Old, Throwing Fenway’s First Pitch…. Twice

Posted on 04/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest blog from Austin O’Connor. You can read his full piece on his grandfather here. Well, it happened. He threw the pitch. Twice, actually. After months of training, my grandfather walked out onto the field on a spectacularly sunny afternoon at Fenway Park last Saturday to toss the ceremonial first pitch on his 100th birthday. As the ballpark PA announcer ticked off the highlights of his biography — Bill Hogan, Jr., President of the Boston College class …

The Five Things I Know About Jamie Moyer

Posted on 04/3/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment1) He started in the major leagues four months before I was born.   Jamie Moyer’s rookie card from 1986. Via Amazon, where you can buy it for $2.95. 2) My Kansas City hometown Royals last made the playoffs in 1985, before Jamie Moyer started his major league career. The last time the Royals were in the postseason, this haircut was cool. Via Flickr.  3) Know the feeling?  Unsubstantiated, but sounds right. We scanned MLB rosters – seems Jamie Moyer’s career is …