Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/26/13
Dan Wilson & not much since The toughest guy physically on the field has got to be the catcher. Without question it’s the most taxing, mentally challenging, physically challenging and grueling position to play in Major League Baseball. Don’t believe me? The easiest game to catch has to be when your pitcher throws a perfect game.  So say he only throws 90 pitches in that perfect game. For the next couple hours or so I want you to squat at least 90 times for a minute or so then get up and throw a baseball 60 feet. Let me know if you are tired when you are done and that’s just a portion of the physical portion of the game. We haven’t even got to how smart a guy has to be to be an effective backstop or hitting. Unfortunately for the Mariners since the glory days of Dan Wilson, Seattle Mariners catchers have not fared a whole lot better than you and I would have had we been put back there. Since Wilson played his last game in 2005, just 8 years ago, the Mariners have had 22 different guys
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