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Advantages and disadvantages of traditional facemasks

The baseball catcher is one of the most dangerous positions in sports. This person is tasked with catching pitches that can reach speeds of 100 miles per hour. He is also tasked with using his body to block those pitches. The catcher is not only supposed to

Why are left handed catchers so rare?

When it comes to baseball, being left-handed is usually seen as a bonus. Left-handed pitchers are often the most valuable pitchers in the game and first basemen who are left-handed are big assets. Being able to hit left-handed is a skill that many right-handed players strive to

How to Break in a Catcher’s Mitt

While there really is so much out there on Catcher’s Mitts and how to break them in, it didn’t really look like there was a need for another guide. That is, it didn’t look like it until you read some of the awful ideas put forward by

Dealing with Arm Discomfort

“So you have a little arm pain, just shake it off, and keep playing!” “Go hard or go home!” “Don’t be such a wuss!” “Big kids don’t whine!” These are a few of the responses we hear at games when people are complaining about pain and while

What are the responsibilities of the Catcher

The catcher is in a position of real power in the game of baseball, his or her calls and plays can make the difference between a team looking like stars or coming across as complete novices. So it is really quite understandable that with this kind of

The pitcher and catcher relationship

There are few things more important to the team than the quality relationship between a pitcher and catcher. The ability to read each other’s moods, and movements, understand each other’s quirks and style, these things can only happen with a large amount of mutual respect and an

What to look for in a catchers mitt

As a catcher your catchers mitt is one of the most important pieces of equipment you will ever purchase. It protects you and enables you to do your job effectively. That’s why you should take your time and ensure you are buying the right one for your

The best MLB catchers from 2015

One of my favorite questions to ask at the end of the season is who were the best catchers for the year. Here is a quick run down of who I believe performed head and shoulders above the others, and more importantly, what makes them the top

What equipment does a catcher need?

Picking the right catcher’s equipment is as important if not more so than any other player in the game. While players in the outfield don’t see as much action as the players infield on a hit by hit basis, the catcher sees action with every single pitch,