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Rejuvenated Byrd winds up in key slot

Paul Byrd would admit that his career has been a mixed bag, but this season he was a stable starter with 15 wins and another in the ALDS. Paul Byrd would admit that his career has been a mixed bag, but this season he was a stable starter with 15 wins and another in the ALDS. (PAUL SANCYA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Michael Vega
Globe Staff / October 16, 2007

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When Paul Byrd takes the mound tonight, the 36-year-old Cleveland righthander will come armed with a self-deprecating sense of humor, a fastball that barely breaks the speed limit, a deliberate double-pump windup, and a batterymate in Kelly Shoppach who this season has been more like a caddie than a personal catcher. (Full article: 643 words)

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