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Livan proving speed is overrated

Slow and steady still winning the race for Hernandez, improved Nationals

Originally Published: May 4, 2010
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

My son is creeping up on 2 years old, and more and more I think about the lessons I want to impart to him. He's currently obsessed with all things Thomas the Tank Engine, but I know at some point I will read him the story of "The Tortoise and the Hare." I hope its message sinks in.

In today's version of baseball, the hare gets off to a good start, like any other time. Teams that have the payroll, the flash, the history automatically can race ahead quickly or have the ability to reload ...

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