Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit
By STEVE KORNACKI  |  Last updated 7/26/13
DETROIT There was Fists of Fury, the Bruce Lee martial arts flick from 1971 that has become a classic. And now the Detroit Tigers have the Fist of Fury, as in Doug Fister, pitching at a furious pace and dicing up the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2-1 duel with Cole Hamels. Friday nights game was over in 2:24, and the fireworks show was done before the game usually concludes. Hes a good guy to pitch on fireworks night, noted Tigers manager Jim Leyland. He works fast. Leyland was making light of players trying to beat the late-departing crowds when the pyrotechnic show takes place at Comerica Park. But he liked the pace, too. It was downright 1968-like, when games always ended at about the time this one did. And for Fister, that pace is a very important element. He always gets the ball back from the pitcher and readies to pitch quicker than almost anybody. He does this while also holding runners close and being extremely hard to steal against. But Fister noted a fine line between r...
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