Roger Federer's best tennis may indeed be behind him. But people have been saying that about him for years, and he has just continued to be Roger Federer. Whatever's ahead for him still demands watching.
There's more that's improbable about Rich Thompson, a 33-year-old rookie outfielder on the Tampa Bay Rays, than the simple fact that he's finally cracked the bigs after over a decade in the minors. Although that's pretty good, for starters.
C.J. Nitkowski started a website right around the start of his baseball career, giving him a legitimate claim as baseball's first blogger. A decade and a half later, he's using that website to document what the end of that career—or maybe not—feels like.