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Hear from Edwin Maysonet, third string catcher for the Houston Astros, as he describes playing behind Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez. Both Maysonet and Rodriguez are from Puerto Rico.
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Thanks a lot I'm here with -- mason that now this is an -- -- reason we're talking head when because primarily your from the same hometown as pudge pudge isn't an a lot of publicity and a lot of attention. Whose three game series that's really special for -- That's right I mean like I -- -- from Puerto Rico newspaper I mean I remember when I was little and all the guys there catcher though like all want to be post or wannabe pros and I feel real special being part of the same team. It's an honor to me play -- -- the irony because you do have a catcher's glove because you are actually the unofficial third string catcher on student that's right I mean that's why every time. I talked to him ask him well this isn't he he's been tissue -- above the game and catching also. They have versatility is one thing that you have and the irony is when pudge -- -- -- nineteen years old. There were people and ask him questions like okay later on if you want to play a long time Missouri their positions you want to play. He's never had to that's very unusual for cancer thus Wright does right Ashley asked them before they told me that went over to us little used to be a third baseman also so that's why you know I used to mean I like the guy I want -- -- -- Well you learn from him a little bit and hopefully you get to learn from him a lot more. But it's quite an honor and it's quite I'm not so much an honor it's the durability factor of forgot being able to catch this many games the major leagues that's right in and night. He doesn't like people doesn't know loyal fan of the game -- dating older normal person -- know we have a family felt as though we have to go -- I've been working on him he works out. I pricing in the mornings and then he comes just -- game then after horse he has to go family you know. Is it permeates our friend -- -- an -- did announcing -- No -- Louis and that's the thing to what you learn as a younger player. That the guys are still around as older players did it was hard work that's right I mean is not Lisa where -- SC needed him on the Miller from ten to twelve the B Morgan running and doing weights and then they go even angle to the field they. -- to practice sets around ball. Eli Wallach thought you know you get too big he should be survey is nice size and harder do you stay here.