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Blast from the past

Little jolt from a couple summers back here. Remember Nate Freiman, the 6-foot-8 guy from Duke who manned first base for the TinCaps?

Well, he's in the bigs now with the young-and-woolly As, and Gwen Knapp spends a good chunk of her piece on them talking about Freiman. Apparently I haven't been the only one who ever asked Freiman why Coach K didn't come after him when he was at Duke. If memory serves, the answer he gives here was pretty much the answer he gave me, which suggests Knapp is right on the beam when she surmises he's gotten it down to rote.

Note also that LPGA golfer and Mad Anthonys fixture Amanda Blumenherst makes a cameo appearance here, she and Freiman being married now and all.

Ben Smith's blog.