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Monday, February 28, 2011
Pelfrey mourns psychologist's passing

By Adam Rubin

Famed sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman died Monday, Mike Pelfrey told the Daily News. Dorfman had been a regular consultant to Mets pitchers dating to Al Leiter. Pelfrey has spoken with him regularly after starts, especially to overcome the balk issues of a couple of seasons ago.

“There wasn’t a start that went by when I didn’t talk to him afterward,” Pelfrey told the newspaper. “This is really sad. He meant a lot, helping me handle my emotions on the mound, and slowing the game down. Baseball and the world lost a very good man. It’s going to be tough the next time I have a rough game, and have to figure out how to handle adversity. I can’t describe how much I owe to him."