Don't think, just throw

Gavin Floyd lived up to his potential once he stopped trying to be perfect on the mound

Updated: May 4, 2010, 4:27 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Gavin Floyd looks like a pitcher. He's got the archetype down. Tall and lean, with massive hands and a serious mien, he cuts an imposing figure on the mound. But while he looked like he was straight out of central casting as "Ace No. 1," inside he was Woody Allen and George Costanza, a total neurotic.

He used to stress over every pitch and obsess over every mistake. He's gotten a lot better at controlling his fears and taming his brain on the mound. He's learned the ...

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