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Subject: Check Your Messages For Final Team Sheets rss

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William Akers
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Hey folks!

Just letting you know that I sent out a message through Kickstarter with a final draft of all the team sheets, asking people to check to make sure their name is spelled correctly. If you were a $30 backer, glance over it this afternoon.

On a semi-related note, why does everyone want to be catchers? I had like 12 people requesting to be Southern Circuit catchers. Nobody wanted to be a fleet-footed left fielder, and only one or two of you wanted to be starting pitchers! What's so cool about being a catcher? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
 
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J F

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While I am not named after any players, I would imagine it is partially due to the ability to control the game some. The catcher exerts his influence on his relationship with the pitcher, his framing, throwing runners out and pitch calls. While I personally would in another more athletic life be a pitcher for the one on one battle with the batter, catcher is certainly appealing.
 
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ld paulson

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Neh, I know I would ask because I've *played* the position. Best position in the infield. (The pitcher-first base player in the family agrees to disagree.)

But you're right: good catching makes a good pitcher better. And I was a better catcher based on the tutelage of an experienced pitcher. There are all sorts of nuances associated with glove placement behind the plate.

Do not let anyone fool you. A catcher must be a stellar, nimble athlete as well as a tactician. Just ask his or her knees.
 
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Yesa Fakename
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Movie magic?
I blame Hollywood. 90% of baseball-based features tend to drive home that unique pitcher-catcher relationship. And since we are all essentially playing armchair baseball, who is usually the one making all the strategic calls?
 
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