Ted Lilly's competitiveness comes out

Lefty grinds his way through a rainy night to keep the Dodgers in the game in San Diego

Updated: April 9, 2011, 8:33 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN DIEGO -- One afternoon in late March, as I was preparing to leave Camelback Ranch after a Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs that was basically indistinguishable from the one the Los Angeles Dodgers had played the day before, a couple of Cubs beat writers asked me about Ted Lilly.

Lilly had pitched for the Cubs for the previous 3½ seasons before being dealt to the Dodgers at last year's trading deadline, and many months after his departure, these writers were still marveling ...

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