Doug Fister’s view from above

Doug Fister made a lot of fans happy on Christmas Eve. (AP/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — It strikes one fairly quickly that Doug Fister is not your average Major League pitcher.

Your average pitcher hates running between starts. He will do it anyway, with varying levels of reluctance, because he knows he needs to, or because he knows the coaches are watching.

Fister wakes up early the morning after a start to go running alongside his fianc


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