Well they sure made a deal out of "pitch framing" or "catcher framing" didn't they?
But it seems to have actual merit - just being able to fool an ump by not being nervous with your glove when handling pitches on the extremities of the strikezone.
And our Welington Castillo is apparently bad at it, so management brought back Henry Blanco not to catch but as a "Quality Assurance Coach".
That sounds like bad ad copy, doesn't it?
If you watch tv for a couple hours, I bet you hear "Quality Assurance" a couple times.
Whatever, I also read that the Cubs are kickin the tires on AZ catcher Miguel Montero since the Blue Jays went cuckoo for Russel Martin and took him off the board with crazy cash.
Whoever is behind the plate - Castillo or Montero - it sounds like either could use a little bit of Hank's Pitch Framing.
Look it up in the Yellow Pages.
(Don't call that number though - it's for Empire Carpet.)