Originally Posted by westofyou
Catchers tend to see both end of the game, pitching and hitting, they also know the nuances more than the other players because they face them all head on day in and day out.
Catchers are also forced to communicate whether it's a natural ability for them or not. And they often, no doubt, have to learn to communicate the exact same thing in five different ways to ten different people. This is notably different from what anybody else on the field has to do, and I have to think it's an invaluable trait for a manager.