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Old 06-27-2013, 10:39 PM  
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Playing Catcher

This is a bit of a weird thread idea, but I had a huge conversation with a big baseball guy today about catchers.

I guess I never spent time thinking about it, because I don't really follow baseball. But catcher is a really weird position in sports, is it not?

Anybody on this board play catcher? And I don't mean in your beer league softball team. I mean seriously.

Wear a shit ton of padding. Spend 85% of the game squatting, invariably leading to shit knees later in life. Constantly making calls and having the world's most passive aggressive arguments totally by finger with your pitcher. Have to have a rocket arm and amazing reflexes. And have this weird sibling-like relationship with pitchers.

It's just a weird kinda position, and it usually brings with it some pretty great stories.

Have any catcher stories, stories that are either just amusing or reveal a little bit about the nature of the position?

Like I said, random topic, but I'm pretty interested in it tonight.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #16
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #17
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I can show you how.
Listen to this guy, we know he can catch, we just don't know if he can pitch yet.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:04 PM   #18
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:05 PM   #19
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Listen to this guy, we know he can catch, we just don't know if he can pitch yet.
You jerk. To show someone how to catch you have to pitch.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #20
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You jerk. To show someone how to catch you have to pitch.
No. He could be in the room with you while you catch and he takes notes on what strategies you use to ease discomfort yet still grip enough to get your man off.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #21
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You jerk. To show someone how to catch you have to pitch.
Well we do know you have plenty of practice pitching, but has the manager put you in the lineup yet? Or is your arm too sore from warming up in the bullpen?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #22
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #23
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #24
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #25
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #26
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High School summer team. I'm playing catcher and this mexican kid swings and misses at the plate. He swings and follow's through TOO much and whips the bat far enough around to hit me on the back with it. He apologizes, "I'm sorry man".

Me in a passive aggressive voice: "Sorry, my ass! You do that again, I'm going to beat your ass".

He responds with, "What'd you say!?!"

"You heard me! Do it again and I'm going to beat your ass".

Umpire intervened and said, "Come on guys. Play ball" or something of the sort.
Needless to say on his following swings the bat didn't touch me at all.

I think about it from time to time til this day and figure it was something he'd be like, "Watch what I do to the catcher when I get up there".

Good times indeed.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #27
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #28
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Another time catching in college. I'd have hidden signals to my fielders for pickoff attempts from catcher position.. I'd act like I was talking to the pitcher and say something like, "Come on Johnny give me a good one".

"Johnny" was actually the first baseman.

The throw before it, the runner was getting too far of a lead off.
"Come on Johnny, give me a shot"

Here comes the pitch! I quickly launch a straight B U L L E T to the first baseman who had no idea I called the play. The runner froze and had that, "OH SHIT" look on his face as he realized the first baseman wasn't expecting it either.

So as the ball is mowing down air headed straight at the baserunner, This ****er decides to jump out of the trajectory of the ball as a last ditch effort. Ball hit him in the inside of his shin and he landed in anguish. They had to carry his ass off the field.

Coach was mad the first baseman missed the call and yanked him because his head wasn't in the game. The replacement 1st baseman came on the field, nothing but teeth from smiling at his rare chance to play.

The umpire noticed and had immediate jokes like, "Damn his ass is happy as hell to be in the game". "Look at his teeth", etc.

Good times indeed.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #29
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Here come the pitch!
You tell stories so good!

I felt like I was there!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #30
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I have a lot of respect for catchers. I played literally every position in baseball from little league up through high school, with an exception of catcher. I tried it one practice. Without a batter, I was fine...pretty good at it. However, when a batter came up and would swing, it would totally throw me off and I would get hit in the nuts, chest, mask, etc. It scared the shit out of me. I think I hesitated/flinched too much when the batter would swing. It got to the point where I said, "**** this, I'm done doing this shit" halfway through practice and went back to playing 3rd/pitcher.
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