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Three Peas in a Pod

The end of this season could mean the end for two potential Hall of Fame pitchers and a third, who has enjoyed a long career. Curt Schilling, John Smoltz and John Lieber are all publicly contemplating the inevitable in the last few days. Time marches on for us all but there must be a special melancholy reserved for professional athletes. They have all been playing their sports for as long as they can remember. As children, they must have been stars from an early age and now, at 40+ years of age, they must think about life after baseball.