Aging process strikes again

Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada experiencing what eventually slows every major leaguer

Originally Published: May 16, 2011
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

As part of the cycle of a life in baseball, players will slow down. It's not always because the body just can't find that fifth gear any more. It may be the result of the mind and heart needing a jump-start, and that says nothing about fortitude after grinding it out for years.

We can find inspiration through the lens of one career or a group of champions. In finer detail we see the walks of Derek Jeter or Jorge Posada, two examples of steadfast patience and consistency. This year ...

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