Scott Atchison keeps it in perspective

Red Sox reliever finds inspiration in ailing 3-year-old daughter

Updated: September 4, 2010, 1:38 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- He is a humble man in a humble job. The hair graying, the wardrobe modest, the voice never raised.

If there is a crowd around his locker, that usually means something has gone wrong, like Saturday night in Tropicana Field, when Scott Atchison gave up a walkoff home run to Tampa Bay's Dan Johnson in a game the Boston Red Sox could ill afford to lose.

Otherwise, he generally goes little noticed. As a middle reliever, Atchison's role is not meant for spotlight ...

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