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Rafael Furcal plays baseball one way

A high-gear attitude to the game inspires those around him, but also carries risk

Updated: July 4, 2011, 2:39 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- I had a long chat with Rafael Furcal before the game on Sunday night, in a hallway leading to the visiting clubhouse at Angel Stadium. Not an interview, just a chat, the kind of conversation reporters and athletes have almost every day in which the notebook is closed, and there is a general understanding that what's said is seldom subject to being written or reported.

However, after watching Furcal's mostly triumphant return from the disabled list -- it wasn't really triumphant ...

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