By now we all know Mike Bacsik, the Nationals pitcher who served up home run number 756 to Barry Bonds. But he wasn’t the only one on the field that night. Phillies catcher Chris Coste says he was watching the guy squatting behind Bonds.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Chris Coste talked about the fact that everyone remembers the pitcher who served up the home run, but no one ever remembers the catcher who called for the pitch that resulted in the homer.
“I’ll always know it was Brian Schneider because I was paying attention to it,” Coste said. “To Schneider’s credit, though, his glove was here [inside] and not here [in the middle of the plate].”
Good to know Schneider was savvy enough not to call for a pitch down the middle, even if that’s where the ball ended up.