Never easy facing a crafty left-hander

There's a good reason why pitchers like Darren Oliver seemingly never go away

Originally Published: January 5, 2012
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Yes, you read it right. Forty-one-year-old left-hander Darren Oliver recently agreed to a one-year deal with a club option for 2013 with the Toronto Blue Jays. You probably are asking the same question I used to ask when I first broke in to the big leagues. How does this guy, or anyone for that matter, get anyone out at 41 years old?

Well, it starts by putting ego aside and taking a lot of humble pie.

When I first broke in, there were a few Darren Olivers. Off the top of my ...

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