The Angels traded catcher Hank Conger on Wednesday to the Houston Astros in exchange for a young pitcher and minor league catcher. This gif is for him.
Conger, the Angels first-round pick in 2006, is a local boy. He attended Huntington Beach High School and grew up an Angels fan. I’m pretty sure he’s going to go to Houston and find the bat that made him a top pick now that he’s out Mike Scioscia’s “catchers only catch” grip (see Mike Napoli).
Also, this happened last year…
After @HankConger16 made a nice catch against net last night my 2 1/2 y/o daughter asked who that was. I told her. “He’s cute,” she said.
— Seth Tearz (@SethTearz) September 5, 2013
Good luck in Houston, Conger. I wish the Angels gave you the at-bats to succeed offensively in Anaheim.
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