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06-27-2004, 10:23 AM
He writes about Shingo and how the fans are taking to him. That's not news...here's the story...he mentions a question I asked Shingo (he obviously doesn't use my name, but he references my question about responding to critics' claims he won't be effective once they "figure him out".

Takatsu understands some English, so before a reporter was done asking whether hitters eventually would solve him, he already was nodding his head that he comprehended the question.

"I've been pitching like this for all my career," he said through an interpreter. "I have to use the [speed] differentiation of the fastball and the changeup. That's my style. I know many people say that. I'm just trying to get the guys out."

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