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Southpaws in the spotlight

Resurgent Andy Pettitte faces shaky Cole Hamels in pivotal Game 3 of World Series

Originally Published: October 31, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The cut fastball is Andy Pettitte's signature pitch. But if there's such a thing as a signature Pettitte image, it's the televised money shot of the big Texan with his cap pulled low, his glove covering half his face and his eyes locked in on catcher Jorge Posada's mitt to the exclusion of all other worldly concerns.

"Focused" would be an understatement. SWAT team sharpshooters are more gregarious during hostage negotiations.

Pettitte, who will start Game 3 of the ...

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