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Adam Eaton, the Mighty Mouse of the Washington Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When little Darren Baker toddled into the path of an onrushing base runner in the 2002 World Series, before J. T. Snow yanked him to safety, he was just trying to do his job. Baker, then the 3-year-old bat boy for the San Francisco Giants, had a mission to retrieve the lumber of his favorite player, Kenny Lofton.

“My son loved Kenny Lofton,” said Dusty Baker, Darren’s father, who managed the Giants then and now guides the Washington Nationals. “He still lo

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