Holland Gets Comfortable as Royals’ Closer

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Holland Gets Comfortable as Royals’ Closer
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In a way, Greg Holland’s dashed dream may have prepared him to be a closer. Holland, who grew up in North Carolina, wanted to be a professional athlete. He just never envisioned becoming a pitcher. “I wanted to be a shortstop or basketball player, but neither one of those happened,” Holland said. “I always thought I would play shortstop next to Chipper Jones.

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