JS: With Feliz, he throws a hundred miles an hour but his deception is — the ball just gets on you. I mean it kinda comes out smooth and in the last ten feet it just flies by you. You know where that pitch at the chest looks like it's middle right down Broadway and you swing at it, it's over your head.
PG: Bronson, did you kind of go through a phase before you got here, in Pittsburgh, when you always had to listen but you didn't throw hard enough?
BA: Oh for sure, I vividly remember throwing a bullpen just before spring training started, probably in 2001. And I'd been up and down, you know I would dominate triple A, I'd come to the big league level, you know, they wouldn't let me shake off the catcher, and they'd put me in the bullpen and up and down and all around. You'd have a hard time getting comfortable and I'd just remember throwin' a bullpen to the guy who drafted me, his name was Scott Lovecamp and Cam Bonifay, the GM, walked by and I remember Scott saying something about, you know, 'What do you think? Look at this . . .' 'Pretty good.' And I remember him saying, 'Yeah, until he can do that at 92, 93,' — [muffled voices, laughing] That's another reason why I've always found it fascinating that front officers and general managers and guys a lot of times they don't tend to talk to players or the hitters like he was talking about, about deception. I've never had a front office guy in my career ask me what I thought of the hitter at the plate. And there's a lot of guys in the league that can hit 275, and another guy who's 275, they're completely different ball players. You know, Bill Miller was a great example of a guy who, you want him at the plate in the clinch situation. There's other guys that have the exact same number as him the same year, but Mario Rivera was on the mound in the 9th end of a clinch game, you didn't want the guy at the plate. And so, you know, it's the same thing with pitching. I think that you never really know what a guy's about until you get to see him enough at the big league level to really see how he's kind of blossomed.
PG: Curious. Curt, the discussion has come up a little bit about what will Josh Beckett do. You've kind of reinvented yourself a couple times during your career, can you just talk about that?