October 7, 2013

Merced native Doug Fister takes the mound for Detroit Tigers against Oakland A's in crucial Game 4

The last time Merced's Doug Fister pitched in the postseason, he uncovered a telling fact: His head is harder than schoolyard asphalt. Remember Gregor Blanco's second-inning line drive during Game 2 of the 2012 World Series, the smash that glanced off the side of Fister's head — just above his right ear — and ricocheted into short center for a single?

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