Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 9/12/12
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CINCINNATI It hasnt come to the point where Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan considers changing his first name to Rodney, but its close.When it comes to respect outside of Cincinnati, Hanigan makes Rodney Dangerfield seem like The Man of the Year.Not long ago, a sports network polled fans with the question: What catcher can a contending team least afford to lose? There were five choices and Hanigan smiled and said, Let me guess, I wasnt one of the five choices.No, he wasnt. But Hanigan has come to expect it.Never mind that when he catches the Cincinnati pitchers have a 3.01 earned average, the best ERA for a catcher in the majors.Never mind that he throws out 42 per cent of runners trying to steal, one of baseballs best percentages.Never mind that when Hanigan catches the Reds have a .651 winning percentage when he catches, 50 points higher than the teams .601 winning percentage for all games.Never mind that he is hitting .290 and has more walks (39) than strikeouts (33), somet...
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