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Catchers' Chest Protectors

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I remember watching a Rangers game this season, only to find that Saltalamacchia had "Salty #25" on his chest protector:

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Any other instance of this around MLB?

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Can't think of any examples off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure that it's a common thing. PL has discussed on the UW blog before.

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Many many catchers around the MLB do....a few come to mind:

Jason Veritek's says "TEK" here, though it's tough to read...

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Closer view, he auctioned it off for charity, it's from the Independence Day series to match the Caps

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Victor Martinez's has his number:

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Ivan Rodriguez's says...you guess it, "Pudge" (with the Tigers):

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Joe Mauer has his name as well:

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Posada's has his name:

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The all powerful Matt Weiters has his initials:

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Finally, Yorvit Torrealba has "Torre" For short on his:

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It's a pretty common thing, I'm sure most catchers actually have something, but probably not as funny as "Salty" on thiers...haha!

Clif

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Found one that's almost as funny as Salty's

Kenji Johjima's says "JOH":

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heh... JOH!!!

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Tampa's Gregg Zaun has "Z-Man" on his I know that much.

Speaking of Zaun, are there any other catchers besides him that catch with their cap on and not a helmet?

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Yadier Molina has "Yadi" (or has had, its also been Yadi with his number) and his Rawlings patch is gold for his gold glove.

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Jose Molina should have JoMo on his. You figure it out.

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Speaking of cather's gear, I noticed Pudge always wears his red gear, even if the Rangers aren't wearing red. I guess he is going back to his old days with Texas.

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The Cubs Geovany Soto has "GEO" on his

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