Fly Fishing People: Tigers Pitcher Rick Porcello

20-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has won four consecutive starts to improve to 5-3 with a 3.55 earned-run average. What’s he like to do with his time off? Fly fish. He compares hitters to trout. “‘The biggest similarity,’ he said, ‘is that they’re both like a chess match. With fish, it’s what you’re going to use that day, what kind of fly to catch them. With hitters, it’s what are they looking to do — and where do I need to locate my pitches so they don’t do it.'” Tom Gage in the Detroit News.

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