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April 14, 2013

New bullpen ace talks music, stats, Tiger and more

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Hanrahan: I wore out Dejan Kovacevic (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) a lot about his old New Balance shoes. And then one of the ones I get on guys about is the sandals with the socks. And then we had another guy — he would wear a Hawaiian shirt quite a bit. But he did say we had like a 7-1 record when he wore it so it was all right.

Smitty: Are you a stat guy?

Hanrahan: Not at all. I hate the stats. I hate the Sabermetrics.

Smitty: What about watching video?

Hanrahan: I’ll watch video just to see hitters’ swings. I don’t watch them to get scouting reports. I like to see maybe this guy took some terrible swings like with two strikes or something. But I don’t buy into all the Sabermetrics stuff. I go by the back of a baseball card.

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