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Mussina among several recharged veterans

Mike Mussina tops a short list of veterans who are doing well after being somewhat down in recent seasons.

Originally Published: June 15, 2006
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

Age is a politically incorrect subject among 30-something athletes, and even more so to those in the Outer Limits -- 40 and up.

So when Mike Mussina is asked about his surprising numbers this year, he fires off a question in return. "Is it surprising because I'm getting old?"

The Yankee right-hander smiles, of course, feigning that he's taken offense. He knows the odds were against a turnaround season in 2006, especially after suffering a mysterious elbow injury last summer.

But ...

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