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Steel City Resurrection
Posted By Alex Belth On June 18, 2012 @ 12:28 pm In 1: Featured,Baseball,Games We Play | Comments Disabled
When a New York Daily News reporter passed through Pittsburgh in late May and checked in with him, Burnett volunteered a telltale story. He spoke about how in the first inning of his home debut as a Pirate, he coughed up a walk, a single and another walk to the very first three batters he faced. Oh no.
“I could imagine what that place [Yankee Stadium] would sound like,” Burnett said. “But there was about two words that came out of the crowd here. So it’s just different.
“You’re a little less on edge. Some guys thrive in that.”
I’m pleased for Burnett. He seemed like a guy that wasn’t cut out for pitching in New York. If that was the case, it’s nice to see him flourish in Pittsburgh.
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 Johnette Howard has a piece on A.J. Burnett over at ESPN: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8056279/pirates-pitcher-aj-burnett-pittsburgh-mentality
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