Re: Catchers: How important is "framing a pitch"?
I think tonight is a big example. I bet Volq gets more called strikes tonight if Hanigan is back there. Hernandez has not attempted to frame one single pitch that was chin high (on Hernandez). Volquez's strike zone seems to have a very low zone tonight. Hold the freakin pitch, and you'll get some more calls.
(Sorry for the last sentance anger, needed a small vent!)