Catchers share insight on Big Unit
Backstops give perspective as Molina prepares for first season with lefty
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After catching Randy Johnson's first bullpen session with the Giants on Monday, Bengie Molina's initial reaction was simple yet eloquent. "Amazing," Molina said.Watching Johnson pitch is riveting and batting against the 6-foot-10 left-hander is frustrating (or even terrifying). But only a select few can truly sense the power of his pitching. Those individuals are his catchers, who literally have been on the receiving end of his remarkable deliveries.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.