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Just My Type
DAN PATRICK
July 01, 2013
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July 01, 2013

Just My Type

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MS: The moment you relax for one second this game will come up and bite you in the butt. You always have to be on your toes. In starts I usually don't talk to many people. If I start talking to Miguel Cabrera for just a couple of seconds, it always feels like the next thing I do is go out there and give up two runs.

DP: Is there one particularly humbling home run you remember?

MS: David Ortiz hit a shot against me a few years back. I threw a fastball, and he probably hit it 550 feet here in Detroit. I was like, Is my fastball really not that good right now?

DP: Do you look at the ball as it's going out?

MS: No, no, no. I was just like, Let's not think about that one.

DP: Greg Maddux said he'd rather give up a bomb than one that just trickles over the fence.

MS: No, I don't want to give up a bomb. Why would I want to give up a mammo shot? I want one that just trickles over so then I can be mad and say it's the ballpark's fault. Place the blame somewhere else instead of putting it on myself.

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