The position is instructive in the art of balancing the roles of cheerleader and taskmaster, as when dealing with an underachieving pitcher.
Parents, there is one huge reason you should be happy that your son or daughter is a catcher.
Among the 30 MLB managers at the start of 2008, 40 percent had played as catchers. Indeed, the probability that 12 out of 30 are ex-catchers by chance is less than one in 1,000.
What is it about the catcher position that makes it a launching pad for future leaders?