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Tag: Roger Angell

The Closer

One of the glories of baseball is that at any moment in October some unsung¬†roster scrap can be possessed by fate and take over a series. The Giants’ 2010 and 2012¬†playoff runs benefited from such unpredictable surges. Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross and Marco Scutaro shone most brightly in the twilight of previous runs then faded away; Barry Zito packed the value of his entire seven year contract into a couple of clutch October games.