Day 272 : barry

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Sandy: Seeing Barry Zito pitch one last time today was so satisfying. He came into the game as a left-handed relief pitcher to face one batter – an ex-Oakland As teammate, left-hander, Mark Kotsay. Both were ending the baseball season with their respective teams. If Zito continues to pitch it will be for another franchise. For Kotsay, it was last at bat and his last major league game. Zito struck out Kotsay with his famous curve ball. The Giants’ fans gave Zito a well-deserved standing ovation. His teammates shook his hand, gave him high fives, hugs and had their picture taken with him. He endured humility though leaves the Giants graciously with dignity and admired by at least 40,000 fans. Also, Zito is respected and sets a great example for the philanthropic work he does away from the ball park.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.

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