Guitar part of Buchholz's routine

Updated: May 25, 2010, 3:34 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Before he picks up a baseball on most nights that he pitches, Clay Buchholz will pick up a guitar.

By then, Buchholz will have done everything else to prepare for his start. He will have read the scouting report, done his video study, thrown his side session and long toss, lifted his weights, met with his pitching coach and catcher.

Now, in the last hours before the game, he will sit in front of his locker, whether he is in Fenway or on the road, and reach for ...

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