Sunday , October 17 2021

My Heroes

Plain Dealer Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes is a sharp, clean stylist, knows and loves baseball, maintains an excellent perspective (isn’t overly critical but has no problem telling it like it is, either), and in addition to his Indians coverage, does a lively weekly roundup of news and rumors from around the majors.

Among his tidbits today is a list of the Major League’s Hoary Ten:

    Reds shortstop Barry Larkin turned 40 Wednesday. He joined nine other active big leaguers who are 40 or older – Julio Franco 45, John Franco 43, Roger Clemens 41, Jamie Moyer 41, Edgar Martinez 41, Jeff Fassero 41, Terry Mulholland 41, David Wells 40 and Randy Johnson 40.

These ancients are my heroes, although we have now crossed the great divide where all major leaguers are younger than I am – I’m two weeks older than Julio.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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