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The Boston Red Sox have played excellent baseball as of late, and pitcher Clay Buchholz is in the middle of it.

Dwight Evans held the ball in his glove by his right ear, took a crow-hop, and fired a throw toward Rich Gedman. The ball tipped off of the catcher's glove, bounced one time and landed in my right hand. "Nice catch, kid," Gedman yelled. That was it for me. I was hooked on baseball. That "play" took place about an hour before the game, while I was with my brother in a throng of fans watching...