Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
I'm not a hockey fan so I never knew these emergency goalies ever existed. What a thrill that must be just to be able to be in the locker room or on the bench for an NHL game! Even if you never got into a game it would be worth it just be there on the bench.
I suppose if baseball ever had something like this it would be the position of catcher. Wouldn't it be great to just be able to be in the bullpen and suit up for a game with the Reds or anyone else for that matter!?!
Exactly right on the catcher, the BP catcher has at times been added to the roster to take the place of a fallen receiver. of course the most famous one might be reds Jimmy Wilson donning the gear for the Reds in end of 1940 and the series. Lombardi had a sprained ankle and Hershberger killed himself and Wilson who began catching 20 years prior had to step up... and he did.