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Stepping up to the (softball) plate

Updated: June 23, 2005, 3:23 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

So what's it like to face The Blonde Unit?

Ask Richie Sexson; he whiffed. So did Mike Piazza. So did Paul Lo Duca, who strikes out about once every snowfall in Miami.

A giggling Dmitri Young -- he knew he was wheat toast -- was gone in three pitches. Mike Cameron did the K Walk of Shame. And so scarred was Albert Pujols after his Good Morning-Good Afternoon-Good Night-strikeout that he told the "This Week in Baseball" camera crew, "I don't want to experience that again."

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