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    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
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    Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    How does a young pitcher like Jenks, who hasn't suffered any known injury lose 10 mph off of his fastball?


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    The Dodgers are counting on the return of closer Eric Gagne, who underwent right elbow surgery last season. And the White Sox are expecting Bobby Jenks to regain his ninth-inning mastery that in October helped them claim their first championship since 1917.

    Don't count on it.

    Gagne appeared in only two of the Dodgers' first 14 spring training games. He didn't allow a run, but scouts say his fastball was only in the upper 80s.

    Jenks was a postseason folk hero in Chicago. Fans are fickle, however, and Jenks has lost up to 10 mph off his fastball. Scouts say he doesn't look as free and easy in his throwing.

    The White Sox will, however, have plenty of fans this season. The club says it has "sold out" its 21,500 season tickets and already has surpassed 2.2 million in ticket sales, which assures the White Sox of only the eighth 2 million attendance season in franchise history.

    The White Sox sold 2.34 million tickets last year, fourth best in franchise history. The first three years in U.S. Cellular Field (1991 to 1993) rank 1-2-3.
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    This one's for you Edd Heath's Avatar
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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    Dear Bobby Jenks,

    Don't worry about it. You got a ring.

    Sincerely,
    Willie Hernandez


    On edit - another letter came.

    Dear Bobby Jenks,

    Don't worry about it. At least you got a ring.

    Sincerely,
    Mitch Williams
    Last edited by Heath; 03-17-2006 at 06:49 PM.
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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    Perhaps little Bobby was doing a too much of this in the offseason



    And not working on his skills

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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    Lose the fastball and the arm candy will dissappear as well.
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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    you only live once, I say party on

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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    maybe they can't find the flaxseed oil?
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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    Hoochie mamas drain your mojo. I read it in "The Natural."

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    Re: Eric Gagne and Bobby Jenks have lost velocity

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Hoochie mamas drain your mojo. I read it in "The Natural."

    I'm sure Babe Ruth would have agreed with you.


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