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Sporcle Friday: Most Games as a Catcher in Mariner History

pop, lock, and squat it

Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

I was sitting at work the other day thinking about how physically taxing my job isn’t. I mostly just sit still and do some scrollin’. Every now and again I do some sweet spin moves in my chair to remind myself that I still got it. At most, I’ll walk down the hall and whip up a batch of my famous coffee, but that’s pretty easy. The most dangerous part is probably when they let me use the scissors.

Catchers, on the other hand, have a job that is mostly the opposite. They have to go outside. They have to wear a bunch of heavy protective gear. There’s a weird man lurking behind them at all times. The Astros are stealing their signs left and right, plus I’m sure their knees hurt too, and at what cost?! Oh yeah, the Mariners paid them hundreds of dollars for it, and a lot of them got nice butts out of it too. This is an example of how going to work can actually be good for you.

These are the 10 guys who put their body on the line most frequently as the Mariners catcher. Spare a thought for these men and the concussions they’ve probably endured, the slides to the groin they took, and all the heckles they received from rich people in front row seats.