A perfect changeup

Jenks' newfound faith a part of a new direction in life

Updated: January 24, 2010, 4:55 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Things were always more complex with Bobby Jenks than his weight and his fastball. But when you push 300 pounds on the scale and 100 mph on the radar gun, that's all people tend to see.

And so it was Friday at SoxFest, as the questions persisted about the public dialogue between Jenks and Sox management this past fall regarding his weight and conditioning. The affable 28-year-old closer said it has all been "brushed under the rug," and there is no reason to suspect otherwise.

But ...

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