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And never by name.

Asked at Tuesday’s media day if his wife had given him any advice, he said: “Throw the ball quickly. She doesn’t like it when I get hit very often. My guys up front do a great job of protecting me.”

His wife, too.

“I feel Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time,” her email said, according to the Post.

Stay tuned.

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Associated Press Writer Leanne Italie in New York also contributed to this report.

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