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Taking a Paige from Rivera's book

More than a half-century ago, Satchel Paige offered his "Rules for Staying Young" in an article in Collier's magazine. Mariano Rivera is 40 years old now, and as he heard those rules recited in the Yankees' clubhouse Friday, he laughed at Paige's unique list, and at Paige's wit.

Ol' Satch's Rules for Staying Young

  1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.

  2. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

  3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.