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      Somewhat amazingly, Butler didn’t get any formal anger

      therapy. Things slowly got better when he realized he was headed down a bad path. And, of course, he had help along the way. His coaches and parents were there for him. “After years of working on it and being aware what gets me mad and how to react, I’ve gotten better,” Butler said. “When I was at Radford, the coaches took me out to dinner. They wanted to make sure I was all right.” Men's Adidas Jason Chimera Authentic Black NHL Jersey: New York Islanders #25 1917-2017 100th AnniversaryButler's college coach at Radford, Joe Raccuia, didn’t mince words when talking about Butler’s issues. He and the other coaches saw the talent in the freshman, who turned down the Texas Rangers after being drafted out of high school, but also saw a player headed in the wrong direction. “One of the things Eddie does is talk about how good he is before he performs,” Raccuia said. “He probably did it at the Cape [Cod League]. He probably did in the minors. He probably did in a big league clubhouse. He did it at Radford when he first got here. Then when T. J. Logan Authentic Jersey you get hit around, it’s a humbling experience.” Men's Reebok Matt Calvert Authentic Navy Blue Third NHL Jersey: Columbus Blue Jackets #11The dinner with Raccuia helped, and though there are those negative stories about Butler, he garnered praise at every level of baseball for being a fierce competitor who used his emotions to help him. “I think Eddie is a super competitor,” said Gary Lavelle, his high school coach. “We were in a conference championship game, and he pitched two days earlier. He wanted to close out the championship game. His velocity was way up when he came in. He stepped it up a notch and blew them away. I saw him use his emotions to help himself.” How do the people closest to Butler know he’s getting better? They see little signs on the mound -- not the exaggerated emotions he used to portray. “The worst thing he does now is twist the baseball trying to rub the major league emblem off,” Butler’s dad said. “If he’s having a great time, he doesn’t fidget with that baseball. If he’s struggling or someone makes a bad play, we know it’s because he rubs that baseball.” Has the anger issue been conquered? Butler doesn’t think so, as he believes he might have to deal with it in one form or another for the rest of his life. But he’s getting there. Realization is the word used to describe Butler’s progress. Realizing the problem is the first step to a solution. “I just knew I had a short fuse,” Butler said. “When something didn’t go my way, I usually let http://www.basketballofficialstore.com/DERON_WILLIAMS_JERSEY_AUTHENTIC-c-497_504.html it be known. Looking back, it wasn’t the greatest thing. I’ve had umpires miss calls, and the next thing you know, I’m trying to throw the ball 100 mph. 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I clear my mind and it's all about compete. So that's how I've been taking it." Baez, who recently got engaged, also hit two solo homers in Tuesday's 8-5 loss in the series opener. The dynamic infielder became the first player with consecutive multihomer games for the Cubs since Alfonso Soriano from May 16-17, 2008. "Four homers in two days is OK," Cubs pitcher Jon Lester deadpanned. "I'm glad he's on our side." Pittsburgh had Jaelen Strong Youth jerseywon four of five for its first 8-2 start since 1992. Sean Rodriguez hit a three-run homer and David Freese connected for a solo shot, but the game got away from the Pirates during the Cubs' four-run sixth. Baez struck out swinging leading off the inning against Tyler Glasnow (0-1), but he reached safely when the ball got past Authentic Jonathan Lucroy Jerseycatcher Francisco Cervelli for a wild pitch. He advanced on Jason Heyward's bouncer to first and then swiped third with pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella at the plate. 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