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Eckersley understands Lidge's pain

Dennis Eckersley understands what Brad Lidge is feeling, and he says it won't be easy to overcome.

Originally Published: October 19, 2005
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

More than most, perhaps more than anyone, Dennis Eckersley can feel Brad Lidge's pain.

The Hall of Fame reliever wasn't watching Game 5 of the NLCS when Lidge surrendered the two-out, three-run homer to Albert Pujols on Monday night. But after returning home late Monday, he soon saw the highlights.

No one had to point out the obvious connection for Eckersley.

In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Eckersley gave up a game-winning, pinch-hit homer to Kirk Gibson. The Los Angeles ...

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