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First Weekend's Pitching Pleases Thompson

First Weekend's Pitching Pleases Thompson

Butch Thompson was ticking-off all the names and numbers on his clipboard, calculating how many of his pitchers had worked . "I counted twenty guys," he reported. Which was a lot of Diamond Dog arms to script for just two scrimmage games. Then again, Thompson has a long list of moundsmen for measuring.

Of course, as Mississippi State's pitching coach reminded, a couple of scrimmages offered the opportunity. "When you're playing seven innings back-to-back days, pitching for both teams that's 28 innings. That's basically a SEC weekend the first two days." That Thompson would mention conference weekends hints at how urgent his task is. There are three short weeks of preseason practicing and...

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