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Catchers are changing ... starting at the top

Originally Published: April 25, 2007
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It looks so odd, the lowercase "c" next to the name at the top of the lineup in the box score, as in "Kendall c" or "Biggio c" or "Rodriguez c." The leadoff spot is usually for shortstops, second basemen and center fielders: ss, 2b, cf -- all two characters. It's not for slow guys with mangled fingers, guys who wear equipment, the only guys on the field who face the other way.

And yet this year, when a left-handed pitcher faces the Detroit Tigers, left-handed hitting Curtis Granderson, a ...

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