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Ohl: The Tools of Ignorance

No one really knows who long ago coined the baseball phrase, “The tools of ignorance.” It was meant to point out that anyone who would don the nearly ten pounds of necessary protective gear to play a position that is inherently dangerous and difficult must be dimwitted. The term is ironic. A catcher is the “field boss” and must understand the game, be athletic and savvy to effectively play the position. Blockheads need not apply.


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