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Catcher David Ross (L) of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: David Ross Explains How Catchers Are Like Psychiatrists For Pitchers

Red Sox catcher David Ross joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show Thursday morning, as he’ll do throughout the baseball season as a regular guest of the program.

98.5 The Sports Hub–05/01/2014

Miguel Cabrera tagged out by David Ross (L) and Ross tagged out by Alex Avila (R). (Photos by Mike Ehrmann &  Jamie Squire Getty Images )

MLB Intends To Ban Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015.

12/11/2013

A.J. Pierzynski of the Texas Rangers looks on in the fifth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Abraham: Pierzynski Signing Allows Bridge To Prospect Christian Vasquez

Toucher and Rich spoke with Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe on Tuesday morning after word came out that the Red Sox agreed to a 1-year deal with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/03/2013

Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles is tagged out at home plate as he collides with Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Boston Red Sox on August 15, 2012. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: MLB Banning Home-Plate Collisions?

Expanding instant replay won’t be the only rule change coming to Major League Baseball in 2014. Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre is adamant about eliminating, or lessening the damage of collisions at home-plate.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/14/2013

(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Game Of Jones: Over/Under 30 Wins For The Celtics?

Adam Jones and Rich Keefe risk life and limb in Tuesday night’s edition of Over/Under on “Game of Jones.”

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/12/2013

Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox talks with Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, Ben Cherington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz To Red Sox: Don’t Make The Same Mistake Twice

Tony Massarotti fears that the Red Sox are already feeling the pressure of “feeding the monster” and could very well make the same mistake twice in signing the wrong players.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/06/2013

Kelly Shoppach (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Red Sox Sign Shoppach; Varitek Out?

The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, which could mean the end of Jason Varitek’s playing days in Boston.

12/13/2011

Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox  reacts to fan applause as he leaves the field  for a replacement in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, October 3, 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won 8-4. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: Tek, Salty Similar?

If the Red Sox are going to hand the starting catching job to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, I want them to bring back Jason Varitek too.

11/24/2010

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