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The Garfoose gives back

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, aka "The Garfoose," is harnessing his popularity and devoted Twitter following to raise money for relief with the help of Mercy Corps.

Updated: March 15, 2011, 3:23 PM ET
By Amanda Rykoff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last Friday, many MLB teams have instituted initiatives to raise funds for relief. The Yankees pledged $100,000. The Red Sox Foundation donated $50,000. At Monday night's Yankees-Red Sox game at City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, Fla., the four Japanese Red Sox pitchers personally collected donations for the Red Cross and thanked fans as they entered the ballpark. Another American League East journeyman, Tampa ...

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