Found April 15, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
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First pitch: 4:05 Where to watch: Root Sports. Hello.  I’ve been having a great time on vacation, but I’ve managed something I never assumed possible. I have caught less fish then the Pirates had hits against Matt Cain.  Pathetic I know. Ryan Vogelsong, RHP (34) I will always be baffled about this guys turnaround. A [...]
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