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Who's that? Willits, Shields performing without the hype

Originally Published: May 23, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

It's tough to perform well in the majors and remain anonymous these days, given the rampant media saturation in the game. When Twins reliever Pat Neshek can attract a die-hard following through his Weblog, it's a sign that times are truly changing.

But if you're a major leaguer with a desire to live an autograph hound-free existence, here are some surefire ways to avoid attention:

• Play for a perennial loser (e.g., the Pirates or Royals).

• Play for a team with a lower ...

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