Playing a Catcher in Baseball is Harder than Playing Goalie in Hockey
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I am arguing that catching is harder to play than a goalie in hockey (note: HARDER, not more important).
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The catcher is the hardest position to play on the diamond. For the most part, the game is played outdoors. Through the months of June to early September, it can become excruciatingly hot. The catcher, no matter the weather (except in rain, of course), has to play the entire game, whereas, goalies play on the rink, where on the ice, the average temperature is around 30 degrees.
The NHL season is 82 games long, while the MLB season is 162 games long. Most catchers usually player around 120-140 of these games, which means stress on the knees can become unbearable at times.
The catcher's regular responsibilities include throwing out runners attempting to steal, block balls in the dirt, frame pitches (simply, catching the ball, which isn't as simple as it sounds when the ball is coming in at 90mph), and study the batter's tendencies. They not only do this with the starting pitcher, but with the pitchers in the bullpen, as well, in case they are needed. These strategies may change mid-game, depending on the other team. And after they do this, they have to go and perform on offense.
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Vote Placed by gordonjames 3 years ago
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