the passage of time
Manny Ramirez is 44 years old, and five years removed from his last MLB at-bat. So why is he going to play in a Japanese independent league? Because he's Manny.
Bartolo Colon will turn 43 next season, and will spend it pitching for the New York Mets. This is good news for all of us, and not just for baseball reasons.
Marshawn Lynch is one of the best and best-loved players in the NFL, and for good reason. But he's also one of the last humans in a dehumanizing game.