Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/7/13
CINCINNATI Corky Miller sits in the Cincinnati Reds dugout with a notebook open across his lap, pen furiously scribbling as the baseball game unfolds in front of him.Manager Dusty Baker notices.I see him taking notes, he said. I think hes probably watching catcher Devin Mesoraco, doing a critique. Of course, he could be just doodling, too.Miller, the 37-year-old catcher who has spent 15 years in professional baseball but appeared in only 205 major-league games, isnt just making squiggly lines and stick figures.He is taking meticulous notes. He watches opposing pitchers to capture tendencies and tip-offs. He watches opposing hitters to observe their strengths and weaknesses, their likes and dislikes. He watches opposing coaches to pick up signs.He is a coach in a players body and the perfect guy to direct a young catcher like Mesoraco, who is learning on the job. And Mesoraco realizes the wealth of knowledge stuffed into Millers 250-pound backstop-like body.So when catcher Ryan Hani...
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