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The Dodgers' All-Star right fielder thrives when the chips appear to be down

Updated: July 13, 2010, 2:22 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Turning points, by their very nature, tend to be negative experiences. Really, who ever heard of someone who has achieved success saying that the turning point for them was one day when they were walking along without a care in the world? Turning points are about adversity, about anguish, about profound disappointment. But mostly, turning points are about how you bounce back from them.

Along those lines, there were two seminal events in the baseball career of ...

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