THE BEARD IS BACK:Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn’t pitched in 16 months.
Once on the mound, he took a deep breath and was ready to go.
“I only have a brief moment out there, and I can either crumble or rise to the occasion,” he said. “I can tell you crumbling isn’t something I’d like to do.”
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