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Jonah Keri breaks down 10 stories from baseball, starting with Tim Lincecum. Story
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Updated: May 9, 2007, 1:13 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

It's often said the toughest thing to do in sports is to hit a major league fastball. A hitter has a fraction of a second to identify the pitch, react to it, start his swing, and generate enough leverage and bat speed to do something with it. Only the best athletes in the world can accomplish the feat with any degree of consistency.

So what about the pitchers delivering that heater in the first place? Think how much natural talent, endless repetition and incredible concentration it ...

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