'Grumpy old men' thriving in Texas

Lefty relievers Darren Oliver, Arthur Rhodes proving there's still life after 40 in MLB

Updated: May 7, 2011, 7:57 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Darren Oliver has pitched in the majors long enough to remember when players had roommates, to see a former teammate become his team's owner and to pitch in a World Series game in Texas. But there is one thing neither he nor teammate Arthur Rhodes had ever seen before this season: Two 40-something left-handed African-American pitchers in the same bullpen. As Texas starter C.J. Wilson observed, "That's kind of a rare demographic."

"You'll never see this again," Oliver said. "You'll never ...

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