Henry Blanco was not much of a hitter but he was a hell of a take charge defender. When he spoke, Mets pitchers shut up and listened. Sure they worried that Henry might rip their larynx out if they spoke up but that was part of Henry’s charm. There is nothing wrong with pitchers fearing their catcher. Even if Thole improves his defensive skills, he will never make Major League pitchers quake in their cleats. Face it, Josh looks like the paperboy. Henry Blanco, on the other hand, looks like a guy that might kill the paperboy.
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