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Friday, November 6, 2009


Relief pitcher Lee Smith told Ken Ravizza, noted sports psychologist that there were two important parts for him in getting a save.

#1 Pitch location

#2 The way you walk to the mound (presence)

Ravizza timed Smith's walk to the mound from the bullpen over the course of the season and it never varied more than two seconds (average 1:08). There are are no little things.