More good sports writing here by Joe Posnanski.
And he's right...Steve Avery was a phenomenal pitcher for the Braves back in the early days of their run in the 90's. He had a pick off move towards a runner on first base, the likes of which I have never seen since. (I'm convinced that lightning fast pick off move probably contributed to his later arm problems.) The Braves would never have won their 1995 World Series against Cleveland without Avery.