2011 baseball season is upon us, and that can only mean one thing for eager fans: a fresh start. With hopes of celebratory bliss, you announce confidently, “this is our year,” as you retrieve the enormous foam finger lodged behind your bed. The once prized possession is now dusted with crumb remnants and dead ants.
While one’s prophecies for the upcoming season may be nothing more than fantasy, players must approach each year with the goal to maintain past success, improve on past failures, or return from an injury, thus proving they still are one of the elite. No player is more eager to prove he can return to greatness than Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan.
Nathan made great progress this spring and has reestablished himself as Minnesota's closer to open the season. This tale, however, is not about Nathan’s return to the mound. This is a tortuous reminder to all San Francisco ...
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