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First number, last word

32: Walks drawn by the Pirates through the season's first seven games, tops in the National League; last year, the Bucs ended the season tied for seventh in the league in walks (469).

"What do you leave behind? Those men have made their marks, and this is a great way to remember them. We'd be in San Diego and hear those bells, and I knew we were done." -- Hurdle, on the legacies of Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman honored by having relievers' awards named after them, and the sense of finality upon hearing the song "Hell's Bells" escort Hoffman into a game.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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