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Barry Zito: The Bernie Madoff of Pitchers

Published by on June 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Honestly, I have to be careful when I write about Barry Zito because I tend to lose any rational thoughts, and my heart rate races faster than Chris Farley's at a birthday party for cocaine.

Every fifth day, I usually find myself saying, "D*mn it Zito, that's it, we're through." But, like an abused dog, I just keep coming back for another swift kick in the ribs.

It's not that Zito is a bad guy.

By all accounts, he seems like a very nice person who happened to be born with a wicked curve ball and a crazy dad.

At one point, he was seemingly the left-handed Greg Maddux, keeping hitters off-balance with a mixture of speeds and pinpoint accuracy.

Hell, he went 23-5 with a 2.75 ERA ...

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