He's Really Baldelli

Willie Don't-Call-Me-Hazel Mae interviewing John Smoltz, the Boston Red Sox newest starting pitcher during the break between the third and fourth quarters of the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors game at the TD BankNorth Garden on Monday January 12, 2009.
(Matthew J. Lee / Boston Globe Staff)

Smoltz Gets Introduced

"I'm as determined and I'm as focused as I've ever been. The uniform has changed. The desire won't change... I love their [Red Sox] approach. Their approach is, 'We're going to slow you down and give us the best chance to win a championship. Whenever you're ready, you're ready.' " -- 1.13.09, John Smoltz, No. 7 starter

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