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Barry Zito

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Born Saturday 13 May 1978

Occupation: Athlete

Nationality: American

Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think.

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I think in the bullpen you can tell during your warmups, if you have a good feel for it. But anything can happen once you get into a game. Sometimes you just wind up throwing it better than ever before one day without knowing why.

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Big league defense is going to get outs most times.

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The outfield is solid, so is the catching and the infield.

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It's not like I'm some kind of veteran and there is this huge age gap. I identify with them more off the field. I need to set an example, which is great, and I look forward to doing just that.

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I'm OK being the veteran, but I'm still just a kid.

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I do look forward to keeping in touch with the guys, because we'll always be connected in people's minds.

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Meyer and I have a bit in common because we're both left-handed. I think it's great that he seeks out that advice because he's not too cool or too uncomfortable to ask for it.

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I just write mechanical things.

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I hadn't focused on mechanics since I signed professionally.

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