Grant Balfour: The mouth that roars

His peers claim he uses the foulest language in the game. He bleeping agrees.

Originally Published: May 2, 2013
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

This won't be easy. What you're about to read is an attempt to convey the visceral experience of standing in the batter's box and staring out -- ears wide open -- at A's closer Grant Balfour. The idea is for you to acquaint yourself with the words you're likely to hear and decide how you -- and he -- might react in their aftermath.

Those words, unfortunately, are a significant obstacle in our medium of choice. Balfour's language is the beating heart of this story, and his language ...

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