Steve Blass relates to Hong-Chih Kuo

Former Pirates pitcher understands the Dodgers' lefty with the case of the "yips"

Updated: May 13, 2011, 2:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PITTSBURGH -- After sitting through two innings of baseball and two hours of rain delay Thursday night, during which the left-field video board showed an ABC "Monday Night Baseball" broadcast of a no-hitter John Candelaria pitched against the Los Angeles Dodgers at old Three Rivers Stadium almost 35 years ago, I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with another 1970s-era Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, a guy who is now in his 29th season as a member of the team's broadcast crew.

The hook, ...

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