Dan Johnson, Impossible Hero: Past, Present, and Future

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays announced they were signing 36-year-old former first baseman Dan Johnson and bringing him to camp as a knuckleball pitcher. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be cause for much more than an “oh, okay” from the fans. 36-year-old position players aren’t necessarily known for the ability to suddenly reinvent themselves as pitchers—not even

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