Stark: Everybody’s out to get 30-something baseball players these days

From SABR member Jayson Stark at The Athletic on March 13, 2019:

He’s​ the same​ age as Nicki Minaj. He’s younger​ than​ Macauley “Home Alone”​ Culkin. So​ Ian Kinsler never​ got​ the​​ memo – the one informing him he’s now an (ahem) “old guy.” He thought he was still a young guy.

Little did he know.

“Does anyone outside of baseball treat you like an old guy?” the Padres’ still-spritely 36-year-old second baseman was asked this spring.

“Yeah,” he replied. “Alexa.”

Uh, hold on. Seriously? Alexa?

“Seriously,” Kinsler swore. “My kids asked Alexa how old I am. She said, ‘Ian Kinsler is 36 years old. He’s 10 years older than the average Padres player.’ I swear to God. They got a kick out of that.”

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Originally published: March 14, 2019. Last Updated: March 14, 2019.