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Changeup is the key to Hoffman's success

Updated: June 2, 2007, 10:02 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Trevor Hoffman, baseball's career save leader with 498, is about to put the cherry on top. Sometime in the next week, he'll baffle a National or Dodger with a changeup and shake hands with his catcher in celebration of No. 500. The moment will be a tribute to longevity, consistency and Hoffman's ability to thrive while velocity-impaired.

Too bad the poor guy can't find a teammate to play catch with him.

Padres reliever Doug Brocail gave up last year after one too ...

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