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Buster Posey and the art of catching

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jake Peavy was in the midst of a long explanation of why he has been better with the Giants than he was with the Red Sox. He stopped, squinted and started scanning the room of reporters, a new thought suddenly on the tip of one of the most talkative tongues in baseball. "Y'all, our catcher is a special player," Peavy said, changing directions. "Buster Posey is a unique individual and a unique player." Posey is in the sixth year of a career that very well could earn him a speech in Cooperstown one day, and it wouldn't be a long one. Peavy's answer, the one bisected by Posey praise, was 339 words, more than Posey might say during half an hour on a podium. The 27-year-old...

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