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No radar love in Philly

Only in Philadelphia could a Billy Wagner 99-mph heater get booed. It's enough to bring Erik Estrada out of retirement.

Originally Published: May 4, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

GUNSLINGER OF THE MONTH

No one knows how hard a human being is meant to throw a baseball. But in Philadelphia, people seem to be convinced they know exactly how hard one human is meant to throw a baseball.

That human is their new friendly neighborhood closer, Billy Wagner. And in theory, it ought to be a good thing that his new fans in his new town applaud his unique ability to propel a baseball 100 miles an hour.

Except that they've applied one slight stipulation to that applause:

Or ...

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