Rich Harden
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"James Richard "Rich" Harden" is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher. He has pitched for the Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.

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I felt really good. I felt strong.

I treated it like a regular game. I expect a lot out of myself. I was getting frustrated when I would miss a pitch and then I'd get angry at myself. ... I feel good, it's just a matter of getting my endurance back.

It's a step. We'll see how it goes.

The first game every year, I'm a little excited. It has been awhile since I pitched. It feels like a long time. It was pretty much what I expected after being sick. In the second inning, I was tired, and the third inning I felt it.

I don't know. I don't really want to think about that.

I'm just not ready to come back and pitch yet.

There's no possible way I'd be ready to pitch (in the World Baseball Classic). Trust me, I'd love to have the chance to represent my country, that's everyone's dream to hold the flag. But I would have had to start throwing by mid-December to be in game shape by then and I've just started to throw lightly now.

I don't follow the rumors.

I think everyone is pretty excited about the way the rotation looks. It's pretty amazing, 1 through 5. It's going to be great to see what we can do together.