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Kim won't lay down on starting job

Originally Published: March 12, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Forget the obvious adjustments necessary in switching from a closer role to a starter: the change in routine, the difference in approach, the increase in pitch load. The biggest challenge Arizona closer Byung-Hyun Kim may face in becoming a starter is staying awake for nine entire innings.

"I've never seen any man sleep as much as he does. Nobody else comes close. He sleeps all the time,'' Arizona first baseman Mark Grace said. "I've never seen anything like it. Lee Smith used to sleep during ...

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