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Gagne re-defining dominant for closers

The NL Cy Young Award should go to Eric Gagne, who is having perhaps the greatest season ever for a closer.

Originally Published: August 26, 2003
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Eric Gagne looks like the Gym Class Kid From Hell, the big and burly guy who terrorizes everybody in games of killball and intramural softball, competing at a different speed, leaving dents in the bodies of schoolmates. Everybody else just wants to get through class with a passing grade, but Gym Class Kid From Hell stares through the protective eyewear that his mother forced upon him and he's much more serious and intense than anybody else.

He is dominating the National League this ...

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