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Road Back to Bigs A Rocky One for Bucky

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TACOMA, Wash - "BUCK-Y, BUCK-Y, BUCK-Y"... You can always tell when Bucky Jacobsen comes to the plate at Cheney Stadium. First of all it's tough to mistake him for any other player. He's listed at 6-4 and 270 pounds, but those are just numbers. Jacobsen is huge - think professional wrestler huge. But the biggest clue is the chant. No matter the score or situation, it's always the same, turning up the volume at the ballpark three notches.

"BUCK-Y, BUCK-Y, BUCK-Y" He's a cult hero of sorts, and the fan favorite on the Rainiers roster, but it's been a tough year for the Buckster. He has missed almost the entire 2005 season recovering from surgery on his right knee. After bouncing around the minors for seven seasons, Jacobsen finally got the chance to prove himself with the Mariners last year, and he showed a lot of pop, hitting...

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