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Intangibles

He's a gamer. He never lets a little pain keep him from taking the mound. Tobacco spit and bailing wire - they hold him together. He bucks up and does what needs to be done.

Wolves howl when he warms up. Predator drones circle his home. Tarantulas populate his garden. Copperheads live under his porch. His wife carries Tank Girl as a nickname. He's a tough guy among tough guys.

The man: Jeff Karstens. The team: The Pittsburgh Pirates.

Oh, why did Hurdle and his staff put Karstens in the starting lineup tonight? Did they not know that he has an injury that would have diminished his abilities?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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