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    Great Article on Ryan Howard and the Art of Hitting a Baseball...

    ESPN the Magazine has a great article on Ryan Howard (link below). I never realized that he was like Sorano in the movie Major League (big HR hitter with an even bigger hole in his swing). Howard worked out the kinks in his swing his final years in the minors and even went to Tony Gwyn to perfect his swing. This explains why he's approaching 28. I always thought he was younger.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/previe...ter&id=2814837

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    Great article, very interesting. I like the part about how much backspin he puts on a baseball.

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    He's only old because the Phillies didn't give him a chance because they had Thome at 1B for three years, and Howard wasn't athletic enough to learn another position.

    Those years in the minors likely cost him tens of millions of dollars, instead of hitting FA at 29-30 and getting two big contracts he will only get one big contract when he his FA in 2011.

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