We all know that pitching is much more than throwing the ball just over 60 feet with accuracy to a catcher who is expected to grab hold of it no matter where its final destination is. Pitching is much more than showing a little muscle or speed. And many major leaguers do it with such ease and precision. David Phelps has his very own pre-game rituals, which include mental preparation, getting enough sleep and reflecting on his contribution to the team.In an article this week in the Wall Street Journal, Adam Warren commented on his teammate’s attitude and competitive spirit. “He expects perfection, every pitch," said Adam Warren, the Yankee reliever who has some experience at making spot starts. "Obviously, that's not going to happen, but the expectations he has for himself and the way he...

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