Friday, August 28, 2009

Left Handed Catchers (or the Lack Thereof)

Stuart sends me a link to this post in The Monkey Cage about the dearth of left handed catchers in baseball. The conclusion is (essentially) that the lack of lefties stems more from tradition than anything else... Baseball is as ritualistic as any sport and many practices (from sacrifice bunts to spitting) come as much from convention and habit as from strategy... any thoughts here? Why no lefties behind the plate?

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