Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pitching, Defense Win The Day In October

Ever since I was a little kid growing up in the Oakland A’s clubhouse, with a dad who was the pitching coach, I’ve heard talk – and a lot of it – about what it takes to win a championship. As a former catcher, most of my dad’s talk centered on how important a good backstopper could be to a pitching staff. The way a catcher could call a game and handle his batterymate could change a game. Papa Dunc always mentioned that he didn’t care if the catcher couldn’t hit a lick – he wanted defense behind the dish, and that would be the difference.

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