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Szuminski Watch

March 08, 2004
March 08, 2004

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Szuminski Watch

Padres pitcher and rocket scientist Jason Szuminski, 25, is
trying to become the majors' first MIT grad. How is he doing?
SI's Szuminskimeter tells all.

This is an article from the March 8, 2004 issue Original Layout

San Diego has 17 pitchers in camp who have a good chance to win a
job. "We definitely like Szuminski, but sticking on this club
will be very tough," says manager Bruce Bochy. There have been no
games yet, but Szuminski's mental makeup has impressed pitching
coach Darren Balsley. "He has tremendous focus," Balsley says.
"He's smarter than I am, but that's nothing new."

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