Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY
With the way pitchers think, one bad experience can be hard to get out of your head. Catchers are way better at the big league level, but, some are better than others, defensively. It isn't unusual for a pitcher to be selfish and want the best one, or the one he has the most confidence in.
You had better be careful calling players selfish. That doesn't sit well around here.
But I just can't believe that most Major Leaguers are so weak minded that they let something like that get in their way from throwing their pitch. Sure, if they put Todd Frazier in the gear back there, I get being hesitant to bury a breaking ball. But guys that are actually Major League quality catchers?