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By Eric Young, ESPNI'll let you in on a little secret for most veteran ballplayers, spring training takes way too long. Most veterans want spring training to last no more than four weeks because that's plenty of time for hitters to get their swings down and for pitchers to get their arms ready for the season.
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Have a question for one of our analysts? Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes at "Baseball Tonight"? Curious about a player or a team or an executive?
ESPN researcher Mark Simon digs deep, looking for the night's best baseball numbers.Tonight, his focus goes to on-base percentage:
|Highest OBP in First Inning (2008, min. 125 PA)|
|• You like long home runs? Check out the video below (or click here) to watch Chris Duncan's 475-foot blast against the Mets on Tuesday. St. Louis pounded out 15 hits in the 15-4 win over the Mets, but really, the one that will stand out will be Duncan's.||WORST|
|• The Red Sox have taken some chances on players with histories of injury. Two of them were hurting Tuesday. Right-hander Brad Penny and J.D. Drew both made injury news. Penny was scratched from his first spring training start because of shoulder weakness, and Drew headed back to snowy Boston for an injection in his lower back.|
|Randy Johnson (2008)|
|2008 Stats||Randy Johnson||NL avg.|
|K pct. of batters faced||22.2||18.0|
|Fastball swing-miss pct.||16.3||14.4|
|BB pct. of batters faced||5.7||8.9|
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