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It's really not great to be a switch-hitter

A number of players bat from both sides of the plate, but many find it difficult to do

Originally Published: September 3, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Sometime in September, the Boston Red Sox will activate injured catcher Jason Varitek, who will, along with Victor Martinez and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, give Boston three switch-hitting catchers, the third team since 1900 to have three switch-hitting catchers in one season. That is a somewhat interesting but pointless oddity, yet the idea of switch hitting is interesting and somewhat odd, a concept filled with inconsistencies, contradictions and questions.

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