Baseball: Policeman of the Outhouse

Police of the Outhouse

It is an honored custom among ballplayers to brag loudest about what they do worst. So a pitcher who manages to beat out an infield roller struts around gloating, "Man! I really put the wood to it that time!" And Leon Wagner of the Los Angeles Angels confides: "I'm one of the best defensive outfielders in the game." At 29, Wagner may not be the game's worst gloveman (unlike Yogi Berra, he has never let a descending fly ball conk him on the head), but the tag of "Butcher" has stuck with him through three ball...

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