How Scott Kazmir came back

When it looked like his career was over, Kazmir discovered a mysterious trainer

Originally Published: June 24, 2014
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

THE LOST PITCHER had many needs. He had lost so much: his old fastball, the slider that repelled bats and the brashness that sustained both. Somewhere inside him he knew they were alive but inert, lying in wait, existing in an extended state of torpor. To wake them, he had one need that rose above all others: silence.

He needed silence as an asylum from judgment and expectation. He needed to be alone with his doubts and embarrassment and confusion, to retreat from ...

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