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Tommy Hanson’s Anticipated Debut Not What it Was Cracked Up to Be

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It was expected to be the second coming. A 22-year-old with a slider rivaling that of future Hall-of-Fame pitcher John Smoltz and a fastball similar to Nolan Ryan.

Had it rained Sunday, Brave fans would have expected rookie hurler Tommy Hanson to have walked on water to get to the mound.

However, much like the Braves' season so far, reality was far from the truth.

Not his fault; Hanson was built up as the second coming, who would turn what so far has been a mediocre season into a pennant drive. Just like the build up of ShamWow and the Segway, there was no way Hanson could have lived up to the expectation of his first major league start in the regular season.

The pitching line is nothing spect...

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