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Yes, Tim Wakefield has still got it

The Veteran knuckleballer is a big part of the Red Sox's recent success

Updated: May 28, 2011, 2:13 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

DETROIT -- The tendency is to assume that Tim Wakefield is in the valedictory stage of what has been a rich and varied career, a time when longtime foes pay their respects the way Jim Leyland did Friday.

"He's everything that's good about the game of baseball,'' said the Detroit Tigers' manager, who held the same job in Pittsburgh when Wakefield made his big league debut for the Pirates a century ago. (Well, it was last century, but technically it was just 19 years ago. Poetic license, and ...

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