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Tigers' Joaquin Benoit evokes list of pitching quirks

Updated: October 7, 2011, 11:16 AM ET
By Paul Lukas

There was a surreal scene during Thursday night's Yankees-Tigers game, as Detroit reliever Joaquin Benoit entered the game wearing a massive bandage on his face, the result of an ingrown hair that he'd unsuccessfully tried to excavate with a pair of tweezers. New York manager Joe Girardi, thinking the bandage could distract the hitters, asked umpire Ted Barrett to do something about it. Barrett then told Benoit to remove it, and the pitcher reluctantly complied, puullllling off the bandage ...

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