Re: Catchers: How important is "framing a pitch"?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
So essentially we are talking about the umpires not doing their jobs correctly then, right? How the catcher catches the ball should have no effect on a ball or a strike, right?
Technically doug, you are 100% correct.
I think it helps what they 'think' they see. To judge where a 90+ mph ball with movement actually crosses through the zone has it's imperfections, any little help the catcher can provide would only be beneficial. You may only be improving by thousandths of percentage points....but every little bit might help.
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