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9/7/2014 7:11 PM
I don't know if there's any validity to it, but growing up, I was told a big reason for right-handed catchers was that they can use their glove to shield signs from the third base coach. Would seem very foolish to pass on a lefty at the position for that reason though.
9/7/2014 10:17 PM
Posted by jsakicno19 on 8/26/2014 2:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 8/26/2014 12:59:00 PM (view original):
Yeah, I have no idea how widespread it was.   But, as a Raiders fan, I heard some gripes about Stabler's ball having the opposite spin and some receivers having trouble adjusting to it.   Thinking back, there weren't very many LH QB back in those days.
Team mate QB DLamonica was a southpaw,
as well... &, WR FBiletnikoff had no probs w/
either QB... Realizing that U were not bless'd
2 witness those real Super Bowl teams, --in
real time, but this site is full of eyewitnesses
who were indeed treat'd 2 watch those NFL
seasons... Great & wonderful memories...
Oooop's... Mistaked the thread as the OTHER
"LH 2nd Baseman" thread, where stupid stuff
was meant 2 be post'd...

Forgive, or don't... Still owe (P) Jim Abbott an
apology, too, from long ago... Hope he's also
forgiven me, as well... Was his fault anyway,
since he'd walk'd 2 straight on 9 pitches... &,
the lone foul ball was still nowhere near that
plate... Took off 2 get my 6th beer, as he got
yank'd... Got back 2 my seat in time to see a
3-run homer by WBoggs, of all people...

Enuff w/ the excuses... Nice error call, Taint !
9/10/2014 8:47 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 8/26/2014 12:43:00 PM (view original):
I bet pitchers would ***** that a LH C would receive the ball differently and cost them strikes.    Much like receivers griped about LH QB back in the 60s/70s having a different spin on the ball. 
Lions Receivers noted the same with Scott Mitchell
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