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Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first American League reliever with 50 or more saves in back-to-back seasons, remained all business, all the time. Whether he was warming up for a big save situation, going about his duties as the clubhouse union representative or putting together the club's annual spring training charity golf tournament, there was not a lot of nonsense. Nonsense is Hunter's middle name. While Johnson never seemed to stray from the task at hand, Hunter is...

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