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Rice's Berry finds formula for success on the mound

Updated: March 5, 2008, 9:05 AM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Standing on the mound, Rice pitcher Ryan Berry appears to be out of his element.

Rice beat writers have taken to referring to him as "The Chemist" because Berry looks like he would be more comfortable mixing compounds and polymers in the school's laboratory than switching speeds with his pitches. Some of his teammates chide him because of his unique appearance on the hill.

But that's where looks can deceive. Berry's fiery competitive nature and one of the ...

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