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Bumstead Pitching and Loving It

Bumstead has been making his way up the ladder

With all of the attention put on individual statistics and achievements in baseball these days, it's important for us to remember why this game is America's pastime. We need players to remind us that it's so much more than big-money contracts and personal records. We need players who go out and have fun and leave the stat-colecting to the reporters. Erie SeaWolves pitcher Nate Bumstead is one of those guys.

Ask Nate Bumstead how he feels about being a top-20 prospect in the Tigers' organization. He'll tell you that he doesn't care, that those sorts of things don't matter. "No matter what, you still have to show it [on the field,]" he'll say. "Reputation doesn't matter. It means nothing." Ask Nate if he was angry about being taken out on April 11, after five solid innings in which he struck out...

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